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 Publications About Development in Afghanistan


Goodson, Jeff, "Development at War: A Short History", Real Clear Defense, August 7, 2017. A retired Foreign Service Officer with a lot of time in Afghanistan writes on the relationship between development and conflict.

Mitchell, David F., NGO Presence and Activity in Afghanistan, 2000-2014: A Provincial-Level Dataset, Stability: International Journal of Securityand Development, June 13, 2017.


Barham, Charles. "Stability Operations: Lessons from Afghanistan", Small Wars Journal, February 11, 2016. Barham, a retired U.S. Army Colonel spent four years as a civilian in the Afghan Hands Program (2010-2014).


Mansfield, David. Effective Monitoring and Evaluation in Conflict-Affected Environments: Afghanistan Post-2014, United States Institute of Peace (USIP), November 12, 2015.

MEF, A Review of Selected Foreign-Assistance Programs Implemented in Afghanistan, Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee, November 2015.

Goodson, Jeff, "Strategic Development and Irregular Warfare: Lessons from the High Water Mark of Full-Spectrum COIN", Small Wars Journal, August, 2015. A former director of the STAB/Development staff for ISAF provides an overview of DCOS Stability and the overall development campaign.

AREU, Policy Brief: Taking Village Context Into Account in Afghanistan, Briefing Paper 18, Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU), September 2015.

USAID, USAID Policy on Cooperation with the Department of Defense, June 2015.

Raouf Zia, Abdul. 2015. The World Bank Group in Afghanistan: country update. Washington, DC: World Bank Group.


Kauffeld, Ben. USAID & DOD: Analysis and Recommendations to Enhance Development-Military Cooperation, August 2014. PKSOI, U.S. Army War College. . . . /PKSOI_paper_Kauffeld_.pdf


"Quarterly Report to the United States Congress".  Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), July 30, 2012.


"Development in Afghanistan's Counterinsurgency: A new Guide".  Orbis Operations, LLC, posted on Small Wars Journal, March 1, 2011. (PDF)

"Afghanistan Provincial Reconstruction Team Handbook".  Handbook 11-16, February 2011.  US Center for Army Lessons Learned.


"Winning Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan: Assessing the Effectiveness of Development Aid in COIN Operations", Wilton Park Conference, March 2010. (PDF)


"Commander's Guide to Money as a Weapons System: Tactics, Techniques and Procedures".  Handbook 09-27, Center for Army Lessons Learned, April 2009. (PDF)


"The Political Economy of Customary Village Organizations in Rural Afghanistan".  Jennifer Brick, University of Wisconsin, September 2008.  (PDF)

"Post-war Reconstruction in Afghanistan and the Changing NGO-Government Relationship".  Sarka Waisova, China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly, August 2008. (PDF)

Afghanistan National Development Strategy, 2008-2013. GoA, April 18, 2008.  (download from Council of Foreign Relations website here).





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