After the Taliban: life and security in rural Afghanistan by Neamatollah Nojumi

By Neamatollah Nojumi

To entry the maps pointed out during this booklet, click on Here.Despite the autumn of the Taliban, Afghanistan continues to be a rustic in dire want of robust foreign aid. in basic terms with an figuring out of the stipulations in either city and rural components will the overseas neighborhood be capable of provide relief and stay dedicated to long term improvement. This interesting and obviously written booklet mines a wealthy and distinct array of information, which used to be gathered in rural parts of Afghanistan by means of knowledgeable crew of researchers, to research national developments within the dating among human defense and livelihoods. The team's learn and suggestions, released right here for the 1st time, recommend that foreign information or nationwide improvement suggestions that forget about the long term developmental and structural ambitions and sideline the average parts of Afghan society can be doomed to failure. The authors' deeply expert coverage suggestions can assist to concentration extra motion on very important concerns similar to co-optation of relief through armed political teams; water shortage; infection and degradation of our surroundings; schooling; health and wellbeing care; agriculture, cattle, and land healthiness; and justice. A priceless source for college kids, policymakers, donor governments, and nationwide and overseas businesses, After the Taliban opens an extraordinary window into the in a different way hidden lives of the folks of rural Afghanistan.

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Who we interviewed and who our sample represents). In order to access individuals, we first met with provincial officials, district authorities, and village level leaders for reasons of both accountability and security. Sampling It was not possible for us to perform random sampling under the conditions in Afghanistan because of poor communication, transportation conditions, and security risks throughout the country. Therefore, while villages were randomly selected, in selecting individuals we used quota sampling, which approximates random sampling.

Some Badghis residents still remain in internal displacement camps around Herat city. Recently, commanders controlling the southern districts of Badghis have aligned themselves with the Afghan government. Hikmetyar seeks to maintain influence over the eastern districts, while the northern districts continue to see fighting among local commanders. Our analysis of 2003 NRVA data show that 100 percent of districts throughout Badghis province report insecurity due to conflict, with the majority (>50 percent) of villages reporting insecurity in 86 percent of the districts (see International versus Rural Afghan Perceptions and Experiences of Insecurity in chapter 3).

Ismail Khan maintained a prestigious and respected position among the population, and he returned to power in 1992 after the fall of the communist government. He remained in control until the city fell to the Taliban in 1995. The educated and relatively liberal Herati society chafed under Taliban rule. Women and girls in Herat had enjoyed greater access to education and employment than in other areas of the country, but upon capturing the city the Taliban forces shut down all the schools and decreed that girls were not to study, even within their homes.

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