AREU Synthesis Paper Series
The author is indebted to many friends and colleagues for their patient assistance and suggestions in the compiling of this paper. She would like to thank specifically the governance team at AREU—Muneer Salamzai for skillfully managing the data collection process, and M. Hassan Wafaey, Farid Ahmad Bayat, Anisa Nuhzat and Maryam Safi for their general support to the democratisation project. She is also very grateful to the OSDR and Relief International teams based in Nangarhar, Ghazni and Nimroz for their tireless efforts collecting data and responding to queries. Sincere thanks go to Paula Kantor, Noah Coburn and Sogol Zand for their comments and constructive suggestions—and similarly to external reviewers for advice and experience shared. Finally, she would like to thank Oliver Lough and Jay Lamey for their patience and editing skills.
Anna Larson April 2011