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Formal and Informal Governance in Afghanistan: Reflections on a Survey of the Afghan People, Part 1 of 4
Robert D. Lamb
Occasional Paper No. 11, April 2012
Formal and Informal Governance in Afghanistan is one of a series of analytical papers on The Asia Foundation's recently released public-opinion survey, Afghanistan in 2011: A Survey of the Afghan People. The series of essays provide detailed analysis of the survey data on the opinions and perceptions of Afghans toward government, public policy, democracy, and political and social change as interpreted by specialists who have in-depth knowledge of the region. This paper provides detailed analysis of the survey data on governance in Afghanistan, explores Afghans' views of governance, and considers the implications of those views on efforts to improve governance in Afghanistan in the short term.