Resource flows and political power in Afghanistan
Political power and control over resource flows are closely linked in many contexts. In Afghanistan, powerbrokers in the Taliban–government conflict have large stakes in both licit and illicit resource flows. This report, drawing primarily on desk-based research, looks to understand which flows contribute to maintaining power, and how these might influence outcomes in a post-accord environment.
Published: 30 November 2020
Lessons for Peace: Afghanistan is developing an independent evidence base to support development partner decision-making in Afghanistan.
Lessons for Peace: Afghanistan helps international development partners support development and peacebuilding by producing research to inform policymaking, and by convening space for debate and discussion. Our work is structured around three pillars of activity.
Short-form reactive research
As talks and negotiations progress in Doha and internationally, L4P produces timely concise evidence briefs to inform policy decisions in Kabul and international capitals.
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Using ODI’s position as an independent third party, L4P brings together stakeholders from development, humanitarian, political, and civil society backgrounds to debate research findings and develop policy responses.
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