This paper provides evidence of the importance of social relationships to Afghan rural life and livelihood outcomes. This is an understanding of rural life not generally reflected in programme design and implementation. The paper draws from recently completed qualitative research on rural livelihood change in Kandahar, Badakhshan, Sar-i-Pul and Faryab provinces.
Kantor, P.; Pain, A. Securing life and livelihoods in rural Afghanistan : the role of social relationships. Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) (2010)