Stabilization in Afghanistan

Trends in Violence, Attitudes, Well-being and Program Activity

by Radha Iyengar Plumb, Jacob N. Shapiro, Benjamin Crisman, Manu Singh, James Mao

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This paper analyzes data from multiple sources to better understand the relationship between stabilization programming and trends in key outcomes — including: security, popular support for the government, popular support for antigovernment elements, community cohesion and resilience, health of the Afghan people, economic well-being of the Afghan people, and conflict.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One


  • Chapter Two


  • Chapter Three

    National and Regional Trends in Stabilization Program Activity for Violence, Attitudes, and Well-being in Afghanistan

  • Chapter Four

    The Relationship between Stabilization Programs and Violence, Attitudes, and Well-being

  • Chapter Five


  • Appendix A

    Data Appendix

  • Appendix B

    Detailed Results

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