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

We offer an insight into what kind of government the Taliban may impose, and what that could mean for Afghans.

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Two decades of research

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How the economic benefits of the conflict are distributed in Afghanistan and the implications for peace

In light of the Taliban’s rapid advance, this research reveals the potential importance of control over cross-border trade to the overall balance of power in the country.
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Centre for the Study of Armed Groups

This initiative aims to enhance understanding of how best to support political, development and humanitarian engagement with armed groups, to reduce violence and end armed conflict.

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Lessons for Peace

Explore the latest research and analysis from this project, which focuses on how donors can support a peaceful post-conflict transition in Afghanistan.

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  1. Tracking livelihoods, service delivery and governance: panel survey findings from the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium

    Research reports

  2. Are public services the building blocks of state legitimacy? Input to the World Bank's 2017 World Development Report

    Working papers

  3. Humanitarian access and ethics: decision-making in unsafe environments

    Event

  4. Afghanistan on the brink

    Event

  5. Women and power: overcoming barriers to leadership and influence

    Research reports

  6. Women and power: mobilising around Afghanistan's Elimination of Violence Against Women Law

    Research reports

  7. Community-driven development to rebuild and restore livelihoods

    Research reports

  8. Tackling social exclusion

    Other

  9. Strengthening maternal and child health in Asia

    Event

  10. Improving maternal and child health in Asia through innovative partnerships and approaches

    Briefing/policy papers

  11. Improving maternal and child health in Asia through innovative partnerships and approaches: the case of Afghanistan

    Research reports

  12. Tales from the humanitarian frontline

    Event

  13. Negotiating perceptions: Al-Shabaab and Taliban views of aid agencies

    Briefing/policy papers

  14. Gender, youth and urban labour market participation: evidence from the tailoring sector in Kabul, Afghanistan

    Working papers

  15. Politics and governance in Afghanistan: the case of Nangarhar province

    Working papers

  16. The contribution of BRAC’s life skills education and livelihoods trainings to social inclusion in Afghanistan: Country briefing

    Briefing/policy papers

  17. Can social protection and labour programmes contribute to social inclusion? Evidence from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal

    Briefing/policy papers

  18. How do labour programmes contribute to social inclusion in Afghanistan? Evidence from BRAC’s life skills education and livelihoods trainings for young women

    Research reports

  19. How do social protection and labour programmes contribute to social inclusion? Evidence from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal

    Research reports

  20. Can social protection and labour programmes promote social inclusion?

    Event