Afghanistan in 2011: A Survey of the Afghan People

On November 15, 2011, USIP and The Asia Foundation held an event presenting the findings from the 2011 Survey of the Afghan People, and analysis of what the findings indicate for Afghanistan's recent past, and the country's future.

On November 15, the U.S. Institute of Peace hosted the Washington launch of The Asia Foundation's "Afghanistan in 2011: A Survey of the Afghan People" -- the broadest, most comprehensive public opinion poll in the country. The report covers all 34 provinces, with candid data gleaned from face-to-face interviews with more than 6,000 Afghan citizens on security, corruption, women's rights, development, the economy, and negotiating with the Taliban.

This marks the seventh in the Foundation's series of surveys in Afghanistan; taken together they provide a barometer of Afghan public opinion over time. With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the findings help inform national leaders, scholars, donors and the policymaking community focused on Afghanistan and the region. USIP and The Asia Foundation'd presentation of this year's findings included analysis of what the seven years of findings indicate for Afghanistan's recent past, and the country's future.


  • David Arnold, introduction
    The Asia Foundation
  • Sunil Pillai, panelist
    Technical Adviser, Kabul
    The Asia Foundation
  • Sheilagh Henry, panelist
    Deputy Country Representative, Kabul
    The Asia Foundation
  • George Varughese, panelist
    Country Representative, Nepal
    The Asia Foundation
  • Andrew Wilder, moderator
    Director, Afghanistan and Pakistan Programs
    United States Institute of Peace

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