Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

The Battle for Afghanistan Will Be Decided by Development

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Council of Foreign Relations blog, 21 May 2015

The blog, in an entry about Afghanistan’s development needs, quotes from a SIGAR report quoting a dispatch from Ghor by AAN’s Obaid Ali:

“As Sopko countered [inaccurate ministry of education data about school enrollment]:

…just one example of the gulf between official indicators and grubby reality, the Afghan [sic] Analysts Network sent observers to schools in Ghor Province, where 13 teachers and 767 students were supposedly engaged in education. They found 5 teachers and some 20 students. The AAN researchers also were told of fake schools for girls, teachers’ salaries being stolen by warlords, security threats causing interruptions in schooling, and parents sending children to religion-centered madrasa schools rather than public facilities.”