The USIP’s Center for Sustainable Economies focuses on the development of conflict-sensitive approaches to mitigate corruption at all levels of Afghanistan’s society, facilitate the development of community-based monitoring mechanisms in Afghanistan’s mining sector and evaluate potential impacts of corporate activity in mining communities.
The Center for Sustainable Economies project will empower civil society organizations in Afghanistan by developing tools for socio-economic monitoring, conducting a baseline survey of measurable indicators, establishing a public forum to promote accountability and publishing findings and recommendations. The project will also develop a multi-stakeholder data sharing system to share results and facilitate information flows. In partnership with Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA), USIP will develop survey instruments to capture socio-economic and environmental indicators; recruit, train and supervise field teams; develop and launch a shareable, web-based database; and facilitate conflict-sensitive dialogue among all stakeholders. The project will focus on activities in and around the copper and iron ore mines in Afghanistan‘s Logar and Bamyan provinces, respectively.
- View CSE’s Work on Afghanistan
- Download resources from the event: Understanding Strategies to Address Corruption in Conflict Affected Countries
- Visit Integrity Watch Afghanistan