Livelihoods, Basic Services and Social Protection in Afghanistan
This discussion paper examines the links between various interventions in Afghanistan and scrutinizes "theories of change" that underpin such interventions. Issues related to poverty as well as the provision and distribution of aid are further analyzed. According to the author, evidence can be found of improvements in access to basic services funded by aid money, and measurable progress has been made in access to basic health and education, although delivery has been uneven across the country. Meanwhile, although the quality of health provision is improving, major concerns over education quality persist and are poorly captured by the metrics of assessment.
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