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A man tends his livestock in Sankabar Kebele, the Somali region of Ethiopia. Credit: UNICEF Ethiopia. Publications and resources

This report, commissioned midway through SPARC’s six-year run, synthesises the programme's work in the period 2020 to mid-2023.
Local farmers in Khost Province Afghanistan - image by Resolute Support Media - CC BY 2.0 DEED Publications and resources

This policy brief looks at why aid practitioners' governance reforms in Afghanistan failed to understand or engage with existing village-level governance structures.
An Afghan farmer and his family stand beside a tractor - image by SOC Neil Chapman Defence Images - CC BY-NC 2.0 DEED Publications and resources

This policy brief looks at how aid practitioners in Afghanistan assumed a high degree of uniformity in the rural economy that does not exist, to the detriment of development interventions.
A local breadmaker prepares stacks of bread in Helmand Province, Afghanistan - image by Resolute Support Media - CC-BY-2.0-DEED Publications and resources

This policy brief looks at why millions of dollars of aid and investment failed to transform Afghanistan's economy.

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A mother leads her goats to pasture in the drought-afflicted Somali region of Ethiopia, 2022. Credit UNICEF Ethiopia Mulugeta Ayene. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED Blog

Somalia’s experiences can help us understand the obstacles which other conflict-affected countries face in terms of accessing and using climate finance – and how they can be overcome.

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