Saferworld began working in Afghanistan in 2017. We work with partners to harness the potential of governance reform projects to build long-term, sustainable peace among communities at provincial level. We support the development of economic relationships which contribute to long-term stability and peace between Afghanistan and neighbouring India and Pakistan. This work takes place in cities across Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere in Asia.
Saferworld also works in partnership with Oxfam in Afghanistan on the Citizens Charter programme, a ten-year World Bank funded project that supports governance reform across the 34 provinces of Afghanistan. We have met with communities across the country to find ways to improve governance and ensure that voices, including minorities who are often excluded, are heard. We make sure decision-making is sensitive to local contexts and does not inflame tensions or worsen people’s grievances in four areas: Daikundi, Bamyan, Herat (urban) and Herat (rural).
Organisation for Economics Security & Peace in Afghanistan