The effectiveness of the state, intergovernmental relations, and the success or failure of the international strategy in Afghanistan

Abstract: The characteristics of the current intergovernmental system and the burden on the delivery of citizen-focused services in Afghanistan are described. Suggestions for steps that donors can take to address the paradox of having excessive central control in a weak state are suggested. Author(s): Boex, Jamie; Cadwell, Charles Source(s): , Policy brief / Urban institute…

The changing face of local governance? : community development councils in Afghanistan

Abstract: This working paper presents findings from research on sub-national governance in Afghanistan, including the role that that Community Development Councils (CDCs) play at community levels. Author(s): Nixon, Hamish Source(s): , Working paper series / Afghanistan research and evaluation unit 46 p., ill., tabs Working paper series / Afghanistan research and evaluation unit Published: 2008…