Ottawa Public Program: The Asia Foundation’s 2017 Survey of the Afghan People

Event: Monday, November 20, 2017, Ottawa, Canada

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
330 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Canada

The recent escalation of attacks in Kabul underscores the crucial questions of security, economic stability and reconciliation that still confront President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah, despite the significant progress Afghanistan has made. Those questions and other pressing issues facing the country are the subject of The Asia Foundation’s 2017 Survey of the Afghan People. Join The Asia Foundation at Global Centre for Pluralism on Monday, November 20, 2017 for the Foundation’s presentation of the findings and a discussion of the trends in citizens’ views over time.The findings of the 2017 Survey shed light on Afghan citizen’s views of security, the economy, essential services, corruption, justice, youth issues, reconciliation with the Taliban, access to media, the crucial roles women play in Afghan society and provide comparative data on women’s and men’s attitudes towards women’s rights and gender equality.

The findings of 13th annual survey are based on face-to-face interviews with a nationally representative sample of more than 10,000 Afghan citizens. This year’s survey includes several new questions on prisons and incarceration, as well as additional questions on migration, the Taliban, and ISIS/Daesh. Conducted across the country’s 34 provinces, the survey’s results since 2004 provide an unmatched barometer of Afghan public opinion over time for policymakers and the international community as well as leaders and the broader public in Afghanistan.

Tabasum Akseer, Survey Director, Afghanistan, The Asia Foundation
Zach Warren, Survey and Research Advisor, The Asia Foundation

Diane Harper, Executive Director, Afghanistan, Global Affairs Canada 

Reservations required, please email [email protected] to RSVP. Join the conversation about the survey on Twitter with #AfghanSurvey.

For additional information regarding this event please contact Pauline Tweedie at [email protected].

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