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Evaluation of the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)’s Programme 2020–2024

Final Report


This report presents the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the evaluation of the policy research organisation Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN). AAN has been supported by Sida since its establishment in 2009. Considering the establishment of the new regime in Kabul in August 2021, AAN and Sida see a need to develop and set new priorities and objectives. The purpose of the evaluation was therefore to provide AAN information and recommendations of value for the design and implementation of a new programme. Data for the evaluation was collected through a mix of methods. AAN’s outcome areas and the thematic focus of its work have largely been relevant. Overall, AAN has delivered to a high degree against its stated outputs, which are clearly defined in quantifiable terms, and thus has a high degree of effectiveness. The dramatic challenges in 2021 resulted in some reduction in output, although the effects of this are mostly apparent in 2022. The evaluation team’s interviews provided strong evidence that key stakeholder groups are better informed as a result of AAN’s work. The evaluation puts forward seven recommendations to AAN.


Published on the website: 2023-01-18

Publication type: Sida Decentralised Evaluation

Published: 2023

Language: English

Author: Henrik Affram, Julian Brett, Malek Sitez