2010/11 Uruzgan 18 Months Assessment
This report is financed by the Royal Netherlands’s Embassy in Afghanistan and theAustralian Agency for International Development (AusAID).
TLO reports are independent surveys and analyses of local perceptions and attitudes. WhileTLO makes all efforts to review and verify field data prior to publication, some factualinaccuracies may still remain. Data collection for this report was completed
and information presented may have changed since that time. TLO is solely responsiblefor possible inaccuracies in the information presented. The findings, interpretations andconclusions expressed in the report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect theviews of AusAID, the Australian Government, or the Government of the Netherlands.
The report authors would like to thank all individuals who spent time with theresearch team to contribute to this report as well as TLO colleagues whose commentsand contributions helped to improve the clarity of the report and the correctness of itsfacts.
About The Liaison Office (TLO
The Liaison Office (TLO) is an independent Afghan non-governmental organizationseeking to improve local governance, stability and security through systematic andinstitutionalized engagement with customary structures, local communities, and civilsociety groups. TLO’s mission is to facilitate the formal integration of communities andtheir traditional governance structures within Afghanistan’s newly emerging peace,governance and reconstruction framework.TLO main areas of activity are Research/Analysis using the do-no harm approach;Dialogue facilitation and participatory peacebuilding, access to justice and livelihoods.In addition to the TLO headquarter in Kabul, the organization has a total of three (3)regional (Paktia-Southeast, Kandahar-South, Nangarhar-East) and five (5) provincial(Uruzgan, Khost, Paktika, Helmand, and Kunduz) offices across Afghanistan, withabout 160 staff.TLO was established in 2003 by swisspeace on the request of community leaders inthe Southeast. TLO has been funded by various donors from the non-governmentaland governmental sectors, international organizations and foundations. Its maindonors include the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the United States Institute of Peace andthe governments of Australia (AusAID), Netherlands, Norway, Canada, Germany, andSwitzerland (SDC).