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The Failed Pilot Test: Kunduz’ local governance crisis

Bethany Matta

The fighting in Kunduz is only one side of the problem. Also issues not related to security are in disarray. Health care, education, agriculture, reconstruction – all are on hold and do not receive much attention from the newly established top level of local authorities. This, AAN guest author Bethany Matta argues, has much to […]

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Bureaucratic Policies and Patronage Politics: Prospects and Challenges of Private Higher Education in Afghanistan

Niamatullah Ibrahimi

The latest AAN report, “Bureaucratic Policies and Patronage Politics: Prospects and Challenges of Private Higher Education in Afghanistan” by Niamatullah Ibrahimi, looks into the impressive growth of private higher education sector in Afghanistan in recent years but how this growth is overlooking the comprehensive policies and long-term vision towards a better quality education and its […]

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How good are Afghanistan’s private universities? An interview with the author of AAN’s latest paper

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AAN is launching its latest paper, looking at the state of Afghanistan’s private higher education sector (download paper here). Over the past five years, private universities have experienced an unprecedented boom. This is not only good news. In this interview, the author of the paper, Niamatullah Ibrahimi (*), an Afghan analysts who has extensively researched and written about current and […]

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Thematic Dossier V: Afghan Education Policies and Politics

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Accompanying our latest paper on education in Afghanistan – on the advantages and disadvantages of a rapidly growing private higher education sector –, we offer another of our Thematic Dossiers. It provides an overview of all of AAN’s education related dispatches and papers. For easier access to the body of work that includes pieces from the past five years […]

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Schools Lack Buildings, Books in Afghan Southeast

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IWPR, 1 May 2014 Southeastern Khost province suffers a shortage of qualified teachers and textbooks and only 152 out of 344 schools have a building. According to the deputy director of the province’s education department, “at the moment, [only] 30 per cent of teachers in Khost are professionals,”

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Knuser skolemyte: Ny nedslaende studie om jenteutdanning i Afghanistan (not online)

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Klassekampen (Norway), 1 April 2014 AAN's Thomas Ruttig is quoted in this article about progress and problems of the Afghan education system.

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Can madrassas help developing countries?

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al-Jazeera, 13 March 2014 Discussing the role of religious schools, AAN's Borhan Osman and AAN author Claudio Franco are quoted on the situation in Afghanistan: Borhan Osman, of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, said there was a dichotomy between "modern" and more traditional schools that needed to be addressed. "There is a serious need for reforming the […]

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Nichts ist gut in Afghanistan

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Neues Deutschland, 24 February 2014 German-language reprint of an abbreviated version of Thomas Ruttig's AAN year-ender, with a tendential headline added by the newspaper editors. Access for subscribers only. Original version here.

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The Sane Heartland of Afghanistan: a visit to Ghor’s Lal wa Sarjangal district

Kate Clark

Ghor is currently the subject of a series of dispatches by AAN’s Obaid Ali in which he describes the province’s multitudinous problems, not just threats from the Taleban, but also a host of other armed militias, their leaders entangled with the government, fighting each other and predating on the people. The one recurring bright spot […]

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Girls actually in the classroom. Getting Afghan children, especially girls, to school, has been considered a major success story for post-Taleban Afghanistan, but how many children appearing in the statistics are ‘ghosts'? (Photo: Christine-Felice Roehrs)

The Ongoing Battle for Education. Uprisings, Negotiations and Taleban Tactics

Antonio Giustozzi Claudio Franco

In a follow-up to a December 2011 report, AAN revisits the ongoing negotiations between the Afghan Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Taleban. The earlier report, ‘The Battle for Schools: The Taleban and State Education’, focused on the changing Taleban attitudes towards Afghanistan’s state schools, allowing for the opening of schools in some of the […]

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Education in times of waseta: the example of Badakhshan

Fabrizio Foschini

It is common wisdom that teachers are among the most important sections of Afghan society, as far as reconstructing the country goes. Also, almost everybody agrees that they are among the most underpaid and unempowered classes in Afghanistan. On the occasion of World Teachers’ Day, celebrated today in Afghanistan, AAN’s Fabrizio Foschini, who has just […]

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Afghan schools and clinics built by British military forced to close

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The Guardian, 27 September 2012 The British military in Helmand ‘had built too much … trying to win “hearts and minds”‘, ‘without enough consultation with the Afghan government and without thinking through how [it] would be maintained’, according to a new report. Now the PRT commander has to sort out which schools and clinics have […]

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