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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

What does it mean to take context seriously for rural differentiation? Lessons from Afghanistan

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

What does it mean to take context seriously for engaging in markets? Lessons from Afghanistan

This policy brief looks at why millions of dollars of aid and investment failed to transform Afghanistan's economy.
Wheat harvest in Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan - image by Alex Treadway / ICIMOD - CC-BY-NC-2.0-DEED Publications and resources

What does it mean to take context seriously for post-harvest processing and storage? Lessons from Afghanistan

This policy brief looks at why aid practitioners missed an important opportunity to bolster food security by supporting improved post-harvest processing and storage in Afghanistan.
A weaver in Kaldar district Afghanistan - image by Hand in Hand International - CC- BY-2.0-DEED Publications and resources

What does it mean to take context seriously for credit and microfinance? Lessons from informal credit in Afghanistan

This policy brief looks at why aid practitioners missed an important opportunity to understand and engage with informal credit systems in Afghanistan.

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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

What the case of Somalia can show us about financing climate action in conflict-affected countries

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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