This article examines post-2001 state-building in Afghanistan. In so doing, it explores how interactions among aid, politics, and state capacity shaped the characteristics of the state by looking at the existing conditions, sources of state income, the development planning process, aid coordination and alignment, and interventions in building state capacity.
State-Building in Afghanistan: Aid, Politics, and State Capacity
Nematullah Bizhan is a Senior Research Associate in the Global Economic Governance Programme, Oxford University, and Visiting Fellow in the Development Policy Centre, Australian National University, Canberra. An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Development Studies Association 2016 Annual Conference at Oxford University. The author wishes to thank an anonymous reviewer for helpful feedback and critique. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Nematullah Bizhan; State-Building in Afghanistan: Aid, Politics, and State Capacity. Asian Survey 1 December 2018; 58 (6): 973–994. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.6.973
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