By Neamatollah Nojumi

To entry the maps pointed out during this e-book, click on Here.Despite the autumn of the Taliban, Afghanistan is still a rustic in dire want of robust overseas help. merely with an knowing of the stipulations in either city and rural components will the foreign group have the ability to supply relief and stay devoted to long term improvement. This attention-grabbing and obviously written publication mines a wealthy and distinctive array of information, which was once accrued in rural components of Afghanistan by means of a professional group of researchers, to investigate national traits within the dating among human safeguard and livelihoods. The team's examine and suggestions, released right here for the 1st time, recommend that foreign advice or nationwide improvement thoughts that forget about the long term developmental and structural targets and sideline the reasonable components of Afghan society may be doomed to failure. The authors' deeply proficient coverage thoughts may help to concentration extra motion on important matters corresponding to co-optation of relief by way of armed political teams; water shortage; infection and degradation of our surroundings; schooling; future health care; agriculture, farm animals, and land overall healthiness; and justice. A helpful source for college kids, policymakers, donor governments, and nationwide and foreign enterprises, After the Taliban opens an extraordinary window into the another way hidden lives of the folks of rural Afghanistan.

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In Balkh, 23 percent of districts report lack of access to agricultural and grazing land, schools, clinics, and water due to the presence of landmines (see Landmines and UXOs in chapter 3). Rates of boys in school are among the highest in the region, with 93 percent of districts reporting that a quarter or more of villages have boys in school. Girls’ school attendance is significantly lower than boys, yet girls are attending school in 70 percent of districts (26 percent or more of villages within those districts report that girls are attending school) (see Education in chapter 4).

In 71 percent of districts, the majority Provincial Background and Overview 19 (>50 percent) of villages in the districts report women have no voice in family planning or in deciding who their children will marry (see part I). KABUL Kabul province is home to the capital city, but also includes extensive rural areas where people engage in livelihoods similar to those throughout rural Afghanistan. Currently, 615,900 rural and 2,829,100 urban people call Kabul province their home. Kabul’s importance as a war prize means that the province has seen a great deal of fighting over the last twenty-five years.

Rates of boys in school are among the lowest in the western region, and over two-thirds of the districts report no girls attending school, making Badghis the worst in the region for female school attendance. Overwhelmingly, this is due to lack of school facilities for boys and girls (see Education in chapter 4). In only one district in Badghis do the majority (>50 percent) of rural villages report access to comprehensive health care facilities, such as a hospital, while in half of the province the majority (>50 percent) of villages in each district report no access to any form of health care (see Health Care in chapter 4).

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