Afghanistan

Afghanistan is a rapidly transforming country and continues to face significant challenges that require improvements in security, the economy, governance, and education. The past year saw a number of steps forward, including commitments from the international community at the Brussels Conference, positive developments in education, and declining levels of migration, but more support is needed to create a stable society. The Asia Foundation supports Afghan citizens through programs and partnerships focused on improving rule of law, access to and quality of education, women’s rights and empowerment, regional cooperation, and security.

 

Afghanistan in 2016: A Survey of the Afghan People

The 2016 Survey of the Afghan People polled 12,658 Afghan respondents from 16 ethnic groups across all 34 provinces, including insecure and physically challenging environments. The annual survey is the longest-running and broadest nationwide survey of Afghan attitudes and opinions. Since 2004, the Survey has gathered the opinions of more than 87,000 Afghan men and women, providing a unique longitudinal portrait of evolving public perceptions of security, the economy, governance and government services, elections, media, women’s issues, and migration.

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