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The Taliban takeover, one year on

A year on from the Taliban's abrupt takeover, explore our research and insight on the situation in Afghanistan and the support the country needs.

Think Change episode 10 - Afghanistan

Think Change episode 10: what has the impact of Taliban rule been, one year on? Afghan women’s perspectives

Following a year of Taliban rule, Afghan women leading the fight for change discuss the past 12 months in Afghanistan and what action is needed now.
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Policy-makers must ensure the protection of Afghans, starting with the right to mobility – here’s how

A year after the fall of Kabul, there is still no sign of governance. International protection remains the only hope for the Afghan community. The MIGNEX project shares five ways forward.

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More on the Taliban and other armed groups

What two decades of ODI research can tell us about what happens next in Afghanistan

Insight into the kind of government the Taliban will impose and what that will mean for Afghan citizens, following the takeover of Kabul.

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Humanitarian crises

The political and economic life of Afghanistan

Gender and women

The experts among us

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  1. Climate change, conflict and internal displacement in Afghanistan: 'We are struggling to survive'

    Case/country studies

  2. Supporting the mental health of refugees: lessons from the UK's Afghan resettlement scheme

  3. Lessons for peace: engaging with Afghanistan after four decades of conflict and one year of new Taliban administration

    Briefing/policy papers

  4. Adapting to fragility: Lessons from practitioners

    Research reports

  5. Think Change episode 10: what has the impact of Taliban rule been, one year on? Afghan women’s perspectives

  6. Afghan experiences of the international engagement: Narratives from Helmand and Kunar

    Research reports

  7. Recalibrating relations in Afghanistan: collective action by international actors

    Research reports

  8. Rethinking armed group control

    Working papers

  9. Taliban narratives on Al Qaeda in Afghanistan

    Working papers

  10. Regulating irregular actors in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria


  11. Regulating irregular actors: Can due diligence checks mitigate the risks of working with non-state and substate forces?

    Research reports

  12. Taliban attitudes and policies towards education

    Working papers

  13. Rebel rule of law: Taliban courts in the west and north-west of Afghanistan

    Briefing/policy papers

  14. Donor interventions in Afghanistan: a Lessons for Peace literature review

    Working papers

  15. Dignity in displacement: case studies from Afghanistan, Colombia, the Philippines and South Sudan

    Working papers

  16. Dignity and humanitarian action in displacement

    Research reports

  17. Influencing adaptation policy: the role of policy entrepreneurs in securing ownership and climate action in South Asia

    Research reports

  18. More than half of all climate-related disaster deaths in Asia occur in just four fragile states – ODI report

    Press Release

  19. Accelerating Sendai Framework implementation in Asia: disaster risk reduction in contexts of violence, conflict and fragility

    Research reports

  20. Life under the Taliban