AFGHANISTAN ANALYSTS NETWORK (AAN)
http://www.afghanistan-analysts.org/
Source description last updated: 13 February 2018
In brief: The Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN) is an independent non-profit policy research organisation with its main office in Kabul and “committed to producing analysis on Afghanistan and its region” (AAN: About AAN, undated).
Coverage on ecoi.net:
Reports, briefings, papers and blog posts (“dispatches”).
Covered monthly on ecoi.net, for Afghanistan.
Mission/Mandate/Objectives:
AAN “aims to bring together the knowledge, experience and drive of a large number of experts to better inform policy and to increase the understanding of Afghan realities. It is driven by engagement and curiosity and is committed to producing analysis on Afghanistan and its region, which is independent, of high quality and research-based. Our aim is to be bi-taraf but not bi-tafawut – impartial, but not indifferent.” (AAN: About AAN, undated)
“AAN’s work is driven by the wish to contribute to Afghanistan’s well being through research, analysis and the publication of our findings.” (AAN: About AAN, undated)
Funding:
“Funding has been provided by: […] 2011-2014: A donor consortium of four donors led by the Embassy of Sweden, on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Royal Danish Embassy and the Netherlands Embassy. The current funding covers the period from 1 February 2011 to 31 January 2014.” (AAN: About AAN, undated)
 
AAN is registered as an association ("eingetragener Verein") in Germany and as a non-profit research organisation at the Afghan Ministry of Economy (AAN: About AAN, undated)
Scope of reporting:
Afghanistan and its region; various topics including Afghan politics, peace and security-related issues, human rights, economy and development, social issues, and regional affairs (AAN: About AAN, undated)
Methodology:
AAN is led by four co-directors and has “a Kabul-based core team of analysts and researchers, and a network of contributors with long-standing expertise in the fields of Afghan politics, governance, rule of law, human rights, security, and regional affairs” (AAN: About AAN, undated)
AAN's website contains information on the background of its directors, researchers and advisory board members (AAN: About AAN, undated).
Language(s) of publications:
English
 
All links accessed 13 February 2018.
ecoi.net summary:
The Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN) is a non-profit policy research organisation. It aims to bring together the knowledge, experience and drive of a large number of experts to better inform policy and to increase the understanding of Afghan realities.
The institutional structure of AAN includes a core team (currently consisting of three senior analysts) and a network of regular contributors with expertise in the fields of Afghan politics, governance, rule of law and security. AAN will publish regular in-depth thematic reports, policy briefings and comments.
AAN has been registered as an association (eingetragener Verein) in Berlin on 15 May 2009 and as a research NGO in Kabul on 10 October 2009.
Homepage:
http://www.afghanistan-analysts.org/
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