Final round of Stabilization NorthEast Afghanistan Study

September 1, 2018

Project name: Stabilisation Program Northeast Afghanistan Study

Project timeframe: August 2010 to July 2018

Project Methodology: Mixed method research


Project details:

The research has taken place within the framework of a contract awarded by the Aga Khan Foundation Afghanistan (AKF-A) to ARC GbR. AKF-A contracted ARC to carry out an end-line stability assessments; the first phase of research took place in 2010/2011 (baseline), the second in 2012/2013 and third 2014/15 in the same districts of the Stabilisation Programme for Northeast Afghanistan (SPNA) in cooperation with AHRRAO. The SPNA is funded by the German Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW). AKF-A is one of the international NGOs hired by KfW to implement the SPNA programme. ACTED is the other implementing organisation in the target region of this survey.

The stability endline assessment ARC has been contracted to carry out will necessitate extensive quantitative and qualitative fieldwork in the project region. For this reason ARC approached the Contractor (the Afghan Human Rights Research and Advocacy, AHRRAO), a Balkh-based NGO, to carry out the data gathering component of the research. The Contractor’s members are experienced in carrying out surveys and have a good knowledge of the survey area.

The research project is implemented by Jan Koehler and Kristóf Gosztonyi in cooperation with AHRRAO at the local level.

Purpose of the project was to carry out high quality quantitative and qualitative research in the project target areas.

The project provide the following deliverables:

  • Participation in training and de-briefing workshop
  • District, CLDC and Community Profiles in Excel Sheet for target regions; original and transcribed interviews and guideline interview reporting sheets
  • Transcribed materials from de-briefing workshop: case studies, maps, conflict assessment toolstranslated to English
  • Quantitative survey results in excel sheet (cleaned) or SPSS (cleaned data); paper originals for those villages where CAPI datagathering was not possible
  • Analytical comments

Project Reports/Appraisals/Studies,

(1) Coded and uncoded versions of completed (and cleaned) data in Microsoft word and excel; (2) set of translated village, village cluster and district profiles; (3) set of original and translated qualitative interviews; (4) participation of enumerators and profilers in the initial training and the final de-briefing workshop at the end of the project.