Nipa Banerjee, Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor for the School of International Development and Global Studies, publishes a 2-part series titled “A Nation in Transition: Afghan Perspectives on Society, Politics, and Economics, 2004 and 2018” as part of the CIPS (Centre for International Policy Studies) Blog.
The survey of the Afghan people, undertaken by the Asia Foundation every year since 2004, is an important barometer, tracking opinions on social, political, economic, and security conditions in their country. The survey findings provide a longitudinal picture of how public perception of issues important to the future of the country evolves from year to year. Afghan opinions, reported in the surveys are, in effect, also reflections of the state of security, governance, the economy, education, the status of women, and the democratization process as symbolized by elections. The findings provide insights into the direction the country is moving in development, defence, and security terms.
A Nation in Transition: Afghan Perspectives on Society, Politics, and Economics, 2004 and 2018, Part 1
A Nation in Transition: Afghan Perspectives on Society, Politics, and Economics, 2004 and 2018, Part 2