TIME: Afghanistan’s Front Line

June 7, 2017 — TIME cites findings from the Foundation’s 2016 Survey of the Afghan People:

Public confidence in every level of government has fallen in recent years, according to the Asia Foundation, which has been surveying Afghan public opinion since 2004. Corruption is widespread–nearly all the Afghans in last year’s survey cited it as a problem “in all areas of daily life.” Meanwhile, amid a worsening economic and security situation, opium production shot up by more than 40% in 2016, fanning the insurgency with illicit funds. Little surprise, then, that less than one-third of Afghans in the Asia Foundation survey said they thought their country was moving in the right direction.

Related locations: Afghanistan
Related programs: Survey of the Afghan People

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