Jun 26, 2012The Perilous Road Ahead: Aiding Afghans in the Lead Up to 2014 and Beyond - IRC Policy Paper [PDF]
As full responsibility for governance and security in Afghanistan begins to shift to the Afghan government, security conditions for Afghans are the worst since the 2001 military intervention by the United States and its allies.
May 5, 2011White Paper: Being Smart About Development in Afghanistan [PDF]
Ten years after the U.S.- led invasion of Afghanistan, headlines suggest that aid for development in one of the world's poorest and conflict-ridden countries has been wasted. Now, the IRC and five other top international aid agencies reveal how it can be done well by adhering to principles of "smart development."
Apr 11, 2011"Genuine Partnership: Building Strong Foundations for Afghanistan’s Future" - Testimony Before the Wartime Contracting Commission [PDF]
Testimony of Anne C. Richard, IRC vice president of Government Relations and Advocacy, before the Wartime Contracting Commission on April 11, 2011. Richard describes opportunities for “smart development” in Afganistan through local partnerships.
Oct 30, 2009Field Workers under Fire: Delivering aid in Pakistan, Afghanistan and other danger zones – IRC Briefing from the Field transcript [PDF]
Gerald Martone, IRC director of humanitarian affairs, and Denise Furnell, IRC senior technical advisor for safety and security discuss their thoughts on how IRC can continue to provide lifesaving services to our beneficiaries while upholding our duty to maintain the safety and security of our staff. Recorded on October 27, 2009.
Apr 3, 2009Caught in the Conflict - Afghanistan report, April 2009 [PDF]
A briefing paper by ten NGOs operating in Afghanistan for the NATO Heads of State and Government Summit, 3-4 April 2009. It includes recommendations on how the security strategy of the international community should be changed in order to minimize the harm caused to Afghan civilians and reduce the disruption to development and humanitarian activities in the current environment in Afghanistan.