• What religiously associated civil society groups and organisations exist in Afghanistan? What are their roles and functions and how do these interact with the government of Afghanistan?
  • How are religiously associated groups and networks viewed by Afghan and international development actors?
  • How do religious civil society actors position themselves in the changing organisational environment?

The project will draw concrete policy recommendations from its findings and will produce a working paper and a policy brief that will be shared widely with policy makers and other interested actors in Afghanistan, Norway and internationally, as well as an article in a policy journal.

The project is commissioned by the Norwegian Foreign Ministry.  The proejct will be led by Kristian Berg Harpviken (PRIO). the other team members are Kaja Borchgrevink (PRIO) and Arne Strand from CMI.