Funded by

European Commission

With the aim of improving the service delivered to crisis-affected people, the LRRD project looked at how NGOs – and the aid sector as a whole – position themselves in the transition period between emergency relief (visibility/rapid impact) and development, when longer term approaches are favoured.

This project led to the opening of an office in Kabul in January 2005 and involved a team of both experienced and junior researchers.

-* The research consisted of:

-** Five studies of agrarian systems which were representative of the country’s agro-ecological diversity;
-** Three detailed studies of cities – Kabul, Jalalabad and Bamyan;
-** Institutional diagnoses were carried out for each of the sectors cited above.

-* In terms of evaluation, the project involved :

-** Several evaluations which led to sector-based and multi-sector reports on the impact of reconstruction in Afghanistan. The multi-sector evaluation report, which has two parts (the first dealing with each individual sector, and the second with cross-sector issues) was part of a series of monographs which dealt with institutional developments in different sectors.

-* Each year, several conferences, workshops and training sessions were run involving Afghan and international NGOs, Afghan ministries and donors.

The LRRD project ended with a large conference in January 2007.

The Kaifiat research project (‘Kaifiat’ is Dari for ‘Quality’) is the continuation of the LRRD project.

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Different quality approaches in Afghanistan, 2005EN

Report "Main successes and challenges ahead, LRRD project", 2007EN

Report "A Review based on a Multi and Cross Sector Approach, LRRD project", 2006 EN

Report "Sector issues: Urban development, Water & Irrigation, Agriculture, Nutrition, Health, Education, LLRD project", 2006EN

Report "Agriculture sector review in Afganistan (2001 - 2006), LRRD project", 2006EN

Report "Nutrition sector review in Afganistan (2001 - 2006), LRRD project", 2006EN

Report "Urban sector review in Afganistan (2001 - 2006), LRRD project", 2006EN

Performance-based contracting for health service delivery in post-conflict Afghanistan, 2005EN

Nutrition sector update in Afghanistan, 2005EN

Case study of Shaman plain flood control project (Bamiyan Province), 2006EN

Jalalabad: a resort town of change, 2006EN

Kabul urban survey, 2006EN

Agriculture in crisis in Roy-e-Doab District, 2006EN

Is building a city an appropriate response to development issues in Bamiyan?, 2006EN

What place is there for agriculture in the rebuilding of a city? (Kabul), 2006EN

Rethinking women’s and farmers’ programmes io Improve household economy in rural Afghanistan (survey), 2006EN

Jalalabad: a resort city of change (survey), 2006EN

What will Kabul look like in the near future?, 2006EN

Understanding needs diversity to design sustainable programmes, 2006EN

Is building a city an appropriate response to development issues in Bamiyan? (survey), 2006EN

Why and how to improve programmes for women, 2006EN

Supervised by

Amélie Banzet

Researcher, evaluator and trainer (2005-06)

Carried out by

Peggy Pascal

Coordinator in Afghanistan (2004-08)

Véronique
Véronique de Geoffroy

Deputy Executive Director (since 1999)

François Grünewald

Executive and Scientific Director (since 2009)

Hugues Maury
Hugues Maury

Health Expert (consultant)