Public Program: The Asia Foundation’s 2016 Survey of the Afghan People
Event: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, Washington, DC
9:30 am – 11:30 am
Registration begins at 9:00 am
United States Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20037
Crucial questions of security, economic stability, and reconciliation face the administration of President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah. As they begin their third year in office, an atmosphere of increasing civilian casualties and unrest in the provincial capitals threatens the fragile but significant progress the country has made toward peace and prosperity over the past decade.
The findings of The Asia Foundation’s 12th annual Survey of the Afghan People are being released at an important moment for Afghanistan. The 2016 Survey, based on face-to-face interviews with a nationally representative sample of over 12,600 Afghan citizens, reveals their views on a range of issues including security, the economy, essential services, governance and political participation, corruption, justice, and gender equality. This year’s survey extends to new areas, including youth issues, migration, public awareness of legal resources, reconciliation with the Taliban, the Islamic State (ISIL/ISIS), landmines, and access to social media on mobile phones.
Conducted across the country’s 34 provinces, The Asia Foundation’s series of annual surveys since 2004 in Afghanistan provides an unmatched barometer of Afghan public opinion over time. Taken together, the surveys are a resource for policymakers in government, the international community and the broader Afghan public as they navigate a difficult landscape toward a more peaceful and prosperous future for Afghanistan and the region. Join the conversation about the survey on Twitter with #AfghanSurvey.
Watch live here on December 7
Featuring experts from The Asia Foundation:
David D. Arnold, President
Zach Warren, Survey and Research Director in Afghanistan
Idrees Ilham, Director of Governance Programs in Afghanistan
Jena Karim, Former Deputy Country Representative for Programs in Afghanistan
Scott Worden, Director, Afghanistan and Central Asia Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace
Please RSVP to USIP by Friday, December 2.
RSVPs are required for attendance. For questions or media inquiries, please contact Ms. Rebecca George at [email protected] or 202-588-9420.
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