By Neamatollah Nojumi
To entry the maps pointed out during this booklet, click on Here.Despite the autumn of the Taliban, Afghanistan is still a rustic in dire desire of sturdy overseas help. basically with an realizing of the stipulations in either city and rural parts will the foreign group be capable to supply relief and stay devoted to long term improvement. This interesting and obviously written ebook mines a wealthy and detailed array of information, which used to be accrued in rural parts of Afghanistan by way of knowledgeable crew of researchers, to research national traits within the courting among human defense and livelihoods. The team's study and suggestions, released the following for the 1st time, recommend that foreign suggestions or nationwide improvement suggestions that forget about the long term developmental and structural objectives and sideline the average parts of Afghan society could be doomed to failure. The authors' deeply educated coverage strategies may also help to concentration additional motion on very important concerns equivalent to co-optation of reduction via armed political teams; water shortage; infection and degradation of our environment; schooling; future health care; agriculture, farm animals, and land healthiness; and justice. A worthy source for college kids, policymakers, donor governments, and nationwide and overseas corporations, After the Taliban opens a unprecedented window into the differently hidden lives of the folks of rural Afghanistan.
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Based on our findings, we offer issue-specific conclusions and policy recommendations. This research was funded by the Asia and Near East Division of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 3 Importantly, although this research was funded by an international donor, the research was neither designed nor intended to be an overview or evaluation of national or international programs within Afghanistan. Rather, it is an assessment of conditions of human security as experienced, perceived, and portrayed by rural Afghans.
In Balkh, fieldwork was conducted in Char Bulack, Marmul, and Mazar-i-Sharif. In Herat the team worked in sixteen villages in Farsi, Guzara, Koshan, and Pastun Zargoon districts. In Kabul, the team worked in sixteen villages in Mir Bacha Kot, Musayi, Paghman, and Surobi districts. In Kandahar, the team worked in sixteen villages in Daman, Panj Wai, and Arghandab districts. In Nangarhar the team worked in sixteen villages in Kama, Mohmand Dara, Pashir Wa Agam, Shurk Rod, and Rodat. We conducted approximately 350 interviews with individual rural men and women, with a total interview time of over seven hundred hours.
All population figures for the six provinces discussed herein are drawn from Central Statistical Office, Estimated Population of Afghanistan 2003–2004 (Kabul: CSO, 2003). 3. Ahmed Rashid, Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001), 58–59. 4. For example, during our fieldwork in Balkh during November and December 2003, the team witnessed public executions without trial of the accused, and the brutal beating of detainees by police chiefs.