Afghanistan sieht sich seit 2006 mit einer erneuten Krise konfrontiert, der allein mit langfristigen und demokratischen Reformen beizukommenn ist. Die vorliegende Publikation zeigt Möglichkeiten auf, welche Zukunft die afghanische Demokratie haben könnte.
Afghanistan in 2006 faced an acute crisis with three inter-related dimensions: insurgency, opium, and dissatisfaction with the government and its international backers. Sustainable solutions to these challenges all require a long-term commitment to improved governance in Afghanistan.
Governance involves more than just government, and encompasses broad questions of how Afghan society and its international supporters may deliver public goods in the area of security, representation, and welfare. Nevertheless, the state will have a central role in coordinating this delivery, and state-building is therefore the central concern for the country’s future.
The aid architecture to date has not been consistently oriented towards meeting this challenge, and changes are required both inside and outside the country to do so. The recent transition to an assistance framework based on the Afghanistan National Development Strategy and Afghanistan Compact presents opportunities to make these changes. However, this framework requires further elaboration to most effectively support governance-based solutions to the country’s challenges.