During this event, the speakers respond to the findings of the Survey of the Afghan People: the longest-running and broadest nationwide survey of Afghan attitudes and opinions.

Abdullah Ahmadzai, Country Representative, Afghanistan, The Asia Foundation
Tabasum Akseer, Director of Survey and Research, Afghanistan, The Asia Foundation
Chair: Hameed Hakimi, Research Associate, Asia Programme and Europe Programme, Chatham House

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Overview

The recent escalation of attacks in Kabul underscores the crucial questions of security, economic stability and reconciliation that still confront President Ashraf Ghani. Fears about security and the economy affect attitudes about the future of the country, and a large majority of Afghans have indicated they would likely leave the country if they were afforded the opportunity. However, at the same time, the number of Afghans who say the country is moving in the right direction has increased and optimism has risen slightly, reversing a decade-long downward trajectory in the national mood. During this event, the speakers respond to the findings of the Survey of the Afghan People: the longest-running and broadest nationwide survey of Afghan attitudes and opinions.

More information at Afghanistan in 2017: A Survey of the Afghan People