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Tearfund: Monitoring and accountability practices for remotely managed projects implemented in volatile operating environments

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Humanitarian and development organisations are increasingly using remote management approaches to project implementation to reach vulnerable populations in conflict-affected regions experiencing medium- to high-insecurity, while safeguarding the security of organisational personnel. What may once have been perceived as temporary modes of operation have ceased to be so as remote management has become a (semi-)permanent approach to project implementation in many countries (e.g. Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Sudan).

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World Bank Afghanistan Data

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The political and security transition has affected Afghanistan’s economy much more deeply than anticipated. More frequent incidences of violence and delays in the elections process and cabinet formation continued to fuel uncertainty and affected investor confidence. Economic growth has slowed within Afghanistan presenting a number of fiscal challenges.

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The World Bank – Afghanistan Provincial Briefs

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The World Bank Provincial Briefs provide a comprehensive profile of the most recent progress on socio-economic outcomes in Afghanistan, both at the national and at the provincial level. These Provincial briefs build upon data from two consecutive rounds of the National Risk and vulnerability Assessment (NRVA),which is a nationally representative household survey conducted by the Central Statistics organization.

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Afghanaid

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Afghanaid is a British humanitarian and development organisation that was established in 1983 to serve vulnerable Afghans and has since become one of the longest serving and most widely respected non-governmental organisations in Afghanistan. Our dedicated personnel work in some of the most remote and inaccessible areas of the country, supporting more than a million deprived, excluded and vulnerable families. The three key areas of expertise for Afghanaid are Basic Services, Livelihoods, Emergency Assistance and Disaster Risk Reduction. Aghanaid is supported by approximately 400 staff of which 97% are Afghans.

For more, please visit: http://www.afghanaid.org.uk


Aga Khan Foundation

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The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, international, non-denominational, non-profit development agency established in 1967. AKF seeks to provide sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and ill health. In Afghanistan, AKF works with rural communities in mountainous, remote or resource poor areas to improve quality of life in the areas of natural resource management, market development, governance, education, and health.

For more, please visit: http://www.akdn.org/akf and http://www.akdn.org/afghanistan


DACAAR

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DACAAR is an apolitical, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization that has been working to improve the lives of Afghan people since 1984. DACAAR works in rural areas and aims at improving rural livelihoods through sustainable activities that engage Afghan communities to be agents of their own development process. DACAAR primarily targets vulnerable groups such as internally displaced persons (IDPs), recent returnees, refugees and vulnerable host communities with a particular focus on the most vulnerable such as women and youth headed households and the disabled. Activities inside Afghanistan are implemented with an integrated approach through four thematic areas namely: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene education (WASH); Women’s Empowerment (WE); Natural Resources Management (NRM); Small Scale Enterprise Development (SSED); and in addition, DACAAR is a facilitating partner of the National Solidarity Programme (NSP). Over eight million Afghans across 29 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces have benefited from DACAAR’s humanitarian and development activities since its establishment. DACAAR’s Main Office (MO) is based in Kabul, with Regional Offices (RO) in the Centre (which currently covers Kabul, Paktya and Khost provinces), East (which currently covers Nangarhar, Laghman and Kunar provinces), Northeast (which currently covers Takhar and Kunduz provinces), North (which currently covers Balkh province), Northwest (which currently covers Faryab province) and West (which currently covers Herat province) of the country. In addition to this, DACAAR maintains a small Secretariat office in Copenhagen, Denmark. DACAAR currently has around 800 national staff, and 10 expatriate staff members.

For more, please visit: http://dacaar.org/


United States Agency for International Development

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been working throughout all provinces in Afghanistan since 2002. The focus for USAID has been on building the capacity of the Afghan government, people, private sector, and civil society to take ownership of long-term development and reconstruction efforts. The key areas of expertise for USAID encompass sustainable agriculture-led economic growth, health, education, women’s empowerment, and improving the performance and legitimacy of the Afghan government.

For more, please visit: http://www.usaid.gov/afghanistan/country-strategy


United Nations Children’s Fund

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Since 1949 The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has been working to promote the rights of children and women throughout most of the provinces in Afghanistan. The work of UNICEF encompasses the provision of basic services, including education, health, protection, water and sanitation to those who are most in need. In 2001, UNICEF became the Government’s leading partner in the reconstruction of the education sector. Key areas of expertise include education, health and nutrition, wash, child protection, polio eradication and emergency response.

For more, please visit: http://www.unicef.org/afghanistan/


United Nations Development Programme

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been working in Afghanistan continuously since 1966. UNDP operates in all 34 provinces of Afghanistan focusing upon supporting the Government in achieving a number of development benchmarks of the Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS) within the fields of security and rule of law, civil service reform, transparency and accountability, local governance, political processes, civil society empowerment, youth, gender equality, human rights, environment and rural energy, the reintegration of former combatants into society, as well as rural development and private sector development. Key areas of expertise for the UNDP include democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment, and women’s empowerment.

For more, please visit: http://www.af.undp.org/content/afghanistan/en/home/operations/about_undp/


United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

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The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) resumed its operation in Afghanistan in 2009 and is responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure coherent and effective response to emergencies. OCHA works throughout 34 provinces in Afghanistan providing humanitarian assistance and support. Key areas of expertise for OCHA are assisting the most vulnerable by coordinating the delivery of effective humanitarian aid coupled with principled humanitarian action.
OCHA delivers its mandate through the Coordination of tools, people, resources and experiences to save lives; Through Advocacy, speaking on behalf of people affected by conflict and disaster using a range of channels and platforms; Through Information Management, collecting, analyzing and sharing critical information; and through Humanitarian Financing, managing the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) for Afghanistan on behalf of the Humanitarian Coordinator, to support the timely allocation of resources to the most critical humanitarian needs within the parameters of the Humanitarian Response Plan.

For more, please visit: http://www.unocha.org/afghanistan/about-ocha-afghanistan