Multimedia: Â Webcast
Subnational governance is a major focus of statebuilding, counterinsurgency, and development efforts in Afghanistan. Afghanistan's centralised state contrasts with its remote and diverse hinterlands, and its
fragile and conflict-degraded administration struggles to overcome capacity-constraints, a complex aid environment, corruption and inefficiency to deliver basic services and development. Worsening insecurity and declining legitimacy make this challenge even more pressing as Afghanistan faces a second round of national elections, and a new US administration considers its strategy. An analysis of the pitfalls and successes in trying to extend governance subnationally over the past seven years provides some lessons for the future; foremost among these is to consider the urgent demands of facing continuing conflict and legitimacy within a more coherent framework and achievable vision for subnational state building in Afghanistan.
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Dr. Hamish Nixon, The World Bank, Afghanistan
- Thursday, 26 February 2009
- 12.15 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Seminar Room 3-1
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road