Below are a list of resources which provide helpful information and background about Afghanistan and the international mission there in support of it's civil society. If you have any suggestions, please contact us.
Polls and Surveys about Afghanistan
Afghanistan Transition. The Death of Bin Laden and Local Dynamics (May 2011). Mixed reactions among Afghan men to the death of the leader of Al Qaeda.
Afghanistan. Where Things Stand (December 2010). An update on Afghans' attitudes about the NATO mission and international participation.
Afghanistan in 2010: A Survey of the Afghan People. A barometer of public opinion across Afghanistan to help assess the mood and direction of the country. The fieldwork for the survey was conducted from June 18 through July 5, 2010.
ABC News Poll Despite deep challenges in daily life, Afghans express a positive outlook, 2005.
ABC Poll 2010. Optimism holds in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan in 2009: A Survey of the Afghan People Capturing the national mood of Afghans regarding the direction of their country, prepared by the Asia Foundation.
A Survey of the Afghan Electorate Democracy in Afghanistan 2004, prepared by the Asia Foundation.
A Survey of the Afghan People Prepared by the Asia Foundation, 2006.
BBC 2009 Afghan Opinion Poll A survey showing Afghans believe that the Taliban is the biggest danger to their country. The results also show Afghans are aware of benefits and infrastructure introduced into their local communities.
Bringing Accountability Back In From subjects of aid to citizens of a state, prepared by Integrity Watch Afghanistan in 2008.
Fewer Afghans See Corruption Increasing in Their Country Encouraging signs regarding corruption in Afghanistan from a report by Gallup, 2010.
Take the Guns Away Afghan voices on security and elections, prepared by the Human Rights Research and Advocacy Consortium, September 2004.
Taliban Increasingly Unpopular in Pakistan A survey showing the Taliban remains a despised and unrepresentative movement on both sides of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, prepared by Gallup, 2010.
2007 Survey of Afghans A survey of the people of Afghanistan about their country and the role we and our allies are playing there, prepared by Environics.
Studies about Afghanistan
Afghan Perspectives on Democracy A report on focus groups in the Kabul Area on the eve of the emergency loya jirga, prepared for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.
Afghanistan: Exploring the Dynamics of Sociopolitical Strife and the Persistence of the Insurgency Prepared by the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre.
A Society in Transition Focus Group Discussions in Afghanistan, prepared by the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), December 2003
In the Balance: Measuring Progress in Afghanistan Summary report by CSIS, July 2005.
Media, Public Opinion, and Peace Conditionalities in Post-Conflict Afghanistan A study into local views on donor behaviour, 2005.
Speaking Out Afghan opinions on rights and responsibilities, by the Human Rights Research and Advocacy Consortium
The Human Cost The consequences of insurgent attacks in Afghanistan.
Human Rights and Social Justice Organizations involved in Afghanistan
Center for Economic and Social Rights Seeking to uphold the universal right of every human being to housing, education, health, and a healthy environment, food, work and an adequate standard of living.
Hazara Site dedicated to the souls of hundreds of thousands of Hazara men, women, and children who have lost their lives to religious persection during the 19th through 21st centuries in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere.
UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA) Supporting the Afghan government to improve governance and the rule of law and fight corruption, as well as facilitating the delivery of humanitarian assistance.
UNICEF Working for children's rights, their survival, development and protection
United Nations Development Fund for Women Providing financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies to foster women's empowerment and gender equality
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Helping people in 174 countries and territories to help themselves
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Mandated to protect and support refugees at the request of a government or the UN itself and assists in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country.
Women Watch UN information and resources on gender equality and empowerment of women.
Development Organizations for Afghanistan
The Funders Network for Afghan Women A coalition of dedicated foundations and granting organizations, as well as advocates, policy-makers and other agencies funding Afghan women's groups