The Economist Cites 2017 Afghan Survey

March 1, 2018 — The Economist cites the 2017 Survey of the Afghan People in “Afghanistan’s fragile government picks a dangerous fight.”

Meanwhile, ordinary Afghans see little improvement in their daily lives. Outside his tyre shop in central Kabul, Hassan Ali nervously wipes a knife against his knee. “Even in the civil war I could eat,” he says, “but now I go hungry most nights.” According to a survey conducted last year by the Asia Foundation, a think-tank, 33% of Afghans feel optimistic about the country’s future; 61% are pessimistic. When Mr Ghani took office in 2014, the optimists outnumbered the pessimists by 55% to 40%.

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Related programs: Survey of the Afghan People

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