|"Conflict processing and the
Poppy Economy in Afghanistan, November 2004 to March 2005".
Afghan National Development Strategy
(ANDS) Working Group, Kabul, Afghanistan: Assistance to
the Interim ANDS process and identification of future demand
for German input to the future full ANDS 2005/06
“In this report we investigate the nexus between the
Opium Poppy Economy (OPE) and conflict dynamics in Afghanistan
from three main perspectives: (1) the impact of the OPE
on conflict processing at the community level; (2) counter-narcotics
measures; and (3) state-formation and anti-state dynamics.
We concentrate on how OPE-related dynamics affect the scope
of choice of actors at the bottom of the value adding chain.
We look at the issue of dependency and insecurity from three
angles: economic constraints, political constraints and
socio-cultural constraints. We then ask how these constraints
impact on the conflict processing capacities of households
within communities, between communities and between communities
and the emerging state on the district and provincial levels.
2- PR Version
„Peace and conflict potentials in the target region
of the GTZ Central Asia and Northern Afghanistan programme
to foster food scurity, regional cooperation and stability”
1 - Integrated report.
This report integrates the results
of three individual empirical research projects conducted
in the GTZ “Promoting Food Security, Regional Cooperation
and Stability” Programme target areas in Afghanistan,
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan and places them into the regional
context of the GTZ strategy.
The introduction to the research context
and the explanation of the methodology used make up the
first part of the report. The introduction explains the
context of the research within the development strategy
of the German government to target food security and conflict
transformation as core aims in an integrated strategy.
The report then moves on to introduce the core concepts
used in the research and explains the methodology used
for the empirical research and the analytical tools applied.
The second part of this study analyses the main clusters
of conflict identified (conflict arenas) in cross-regional
perspective. First, the conflict arenas are identified
and analysed for the target regions. Then, available and
appropriate measures to counter the specific conflicts
The report concludes with recommendations
for the integrated strategic planning of development activities
in the Programme's target region.
2- Executive Summery of the field report
on peace and conflict potential in Afghan Badakhshan province.
3- Executive Summery of the field report on peace and
conflict potential in Rasht Valley, Shurabad District
and GBAO, Tajikistan province.
4- Executive Summery of the field report on peace and
conflict potential in Batken province, Kyrgyzstan.
Full reports are made available by e-mail