Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief and Development

ACBAR Digest, November - December 2019

Published: 04:14 PM 31-12-2019 Updated: 04:30 PM 31-12-2019
 
 
   
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ACBAR Digest  

News from Afghanistan’s NGO community

November - December 2019

Afghanistan in 2019- A Survey of the Afghan People

The Asia Foundation (TAF) released its fifteenth annual public opinion survey in Afghanistan and gathered the opinions of over 129,800 Afghans since 2004, and provides a longitudinal portrait of evolving public perceptions of national mood; security; economy; service delivery; governance; political participation, including elections and peace and reconciliation with the Taliban; access to media; the role of women; and migration. click here

 Afraid to go outside; The impact of conflict on children in Afghanistan

Save the Children International assessed the impact of conflict in exacerbating child protection issues affecting children in Afghanistan, 2018 was the deadliest year for children and since the start of the conflict in 2001. During 2018, the UN verified 927 child deaths and 2,135 injuries related to armed conflict. Children comprised 28% of all conflict-related casualties.2 This spike in child casualties is attributed to an increase in aerial bombings and suicide attacks. Click here for the report and See briefing paper

 

Monitoring the Education Sector Fifth Monitoring Report

MEC released its fifth monitoring reports on education on ministry-wide vulnerability to corruption assessment (MVCA) of the ministry of education”. Based on findings in this assessment, MEC identified key areas of vulnerability and issued 113 recommendations for improving different aspects of education provision and bringing much needed reform to the Ministry of Education and the wider sector. See more

End state report of vulnerability to corruption assessment in the Afghan Ministry of Public Health 

MEC conducted ministry-wide vulnerability to corruption assessment (MVCA) in the ministry of public health (MoPH) in 2016 and suggested 115 corrective actions. Following the report MoPH identified the priority areas and established working groups to work on its implementation. During the implementation modifications were made to 52 recommendations. MEC follow up team has been monitoring implementation of the activities through data collection and verification of results for eight quarters after which the job has been handed over to MEC M&E team. The objective of this assessment is evaluating the progress toward achieving the outputs, outcomes and impact addressed in MEC’s 2016 MoPH VCA, as well as eight quarters of monitoring by the MEC active follow up team. Read further

Unprepared for re-integration lessons learned from Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria on refugee returns to urban areas

ADSPs' study informs programming and policies in relation to refugee returns and, specifically, with regards to their (re) integration within urban areas, with a focus on Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria. While millions of refugees return to poverty, conflict and insecurity in all three settings, the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) have drawn lessons from recent responses to refugee movements in Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria. Return trends have shifted in each of these contexts in recent years, driven by changing governmental priorities and conditions in host and origin countries. See more

Peace Work: Insurgent bureaucracy; How the Taliban makes policy

United States Institute of Peace (USIP) reports examine how the Taliban makes and implements policy in Afghanistan. Based on more than a hundred interviews as well as unique access to Taliban documents, it offers rare insight into Taliban decision-making processes and the factors that influence them. Funded by the Norwegian ministry of foreign affairs, the research was facilitated by the conflict, security and development research group at King’s College London. Read more

Humanitarian needs overview Afghanistan; Humanitarian programme cycle 2020  

This document is consolidated by OCHA on behalf of the Humanitarian Country Team and partners. It provides a shared understanding of the crisis, including the most pressing humanitarian need and the estimated number of people who need assistance; in this reports mentioned that from 37.6 million populations in Afghanistan about 6.3 millions in 2019 - 9.4 millions in 2020 and 9 million people in 2021 required humanitarian needs. Click her

A quiet revolution; The emergency Anabah maternity center and women's empowerment

Emergency released a research that carried out at Panjshir Anabah maternity center that provides illuminating insights into the lives of both patients and female healthcare workers. They show how adequate maternal healthcare represents a factor for the empowerment of women in the area, in terms of both health and professional attainment. Read further

IPC acute food insecurity analysis from August 2019 – March 2020

IPC partners released its analysis that shows between August and October 2019, estimated 10.23 million people (33% of the total population) are in severe acute food insecurity and require urgent humanitarian action. These include around 7.79 million people in a crisis situation (IPC Phase 3) and 2.43 million people in an emergency situation (IPC Phase 4). Around 10.37 million people are also in a stressed situation (IPC Phase 2) and require livelihood support. Between November 2019 and March 2020, around 11.30 million people (37% of the total population) are estimated to be likely to experience severe acute food insecurity, out of which an estimated 8.6 million people likely be in an emergency situation (IPC Phase 4). Furthermore around 9.45 million people will be in a stressed situation (IPC Phase 2). See more

The accidental forest: A happy unintended consequence in Afghanistan December 22, 2019

Concern Worldwide stated that; People in the international aid community spend a lot of time figuring out what the potential consequences of their actions might be in the quest to do no harm, but sometimes unintended consequences can be good. See further