Asia Foundation Releases "Afghanistan in 2011: A Survey of the Afghan People" at Kabul, Washington, New York, and London Events

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Poll of 6,300 Afghan citizens covers explores national mood, security, reconciliation and reintegration, economy, development and service delivery, governance, corruption, political participation, justice systems, women in society, and access to information.

The Asia Foundation to release findings from “Afghanistan in 2011: A Survey of the Afghan People”

The Asia Foundation to release findings from “Afghanistan in 2011: A Survey of the Afghan People”

On November 15, The Asia Foundation will release findings from “Afghanistan in 2011: A Survey of the Afghan People” – the broadest and most comprehensive public opinion poll in the country covering all 34 provinces. Candid, first-hand data was gleaned from face-to-face interviews with 6,300 Afghan citizens on a variety of contemporary issues, including security, corruption, women’s rights, the economy, development, and the Taliban. Survey launch events are scheduled for November 15 in Kabul, and in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Institute of Peace, November 18 in New York, and November 22 in London.

Join The Asia Foundation’s president, David D. Arnold, along with our experts Tariq Osman, Sunil Pillai, and Sheilagh Henry for panel discussions in Washington, D.C. and New York. V. Bruce J. Tolentino, country representative in Afghanistan, and Fazel Rabi Haqbeen will lead the presentation in Kabul.

This marks the seventh in the Foundation’s series of surveys in Afghanistan; taken together, the surveys provide a barometer of Afghan public opinion over time. The findings help inform leaders, scholars, and the policymaking community focused on the region. The survey is an independent product of the Foundation, with funding support provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

The complete survey report will be available at Please also visit our website for a summary of key findings, frequently asked questions (FAQs), multimedia offerings. We welcome you to interact with us on Facebook at: and on Twitter at: @Asia_Foundation.

About The Asia Foundation
The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region. The Foundation supports Asian initiatives to improve governance, law, and civil society; women's empowerment; economic reform and development; sustainable development and the environment; and international relations. Drawing on nearly 60 years of experience in Asia, the Foundation collaborates with private and public partners to support leadership and institutional development, exchanges, and policy research.

With 18 offices throughout Asia, an office in Washington, DC, and its headquarters in San Francisco, the Foundation addresses these issues on both a country and regional level. In 2010, the Foundation provided more than $98 million in program support and distributed nearly one million books and journals valued at over $42 million.


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