Working paper on implementation of EU crisis response in Afghanistan

Enver Ferhatovic, Qayoom Suroush

This working paper is the second publication for the EUNPACK conducted by Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU), which examines the implementation process and impact of the European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL). The paper has used a mixed method of quantitative and qualitative research. It has used survey findings, conducted by AREU for the first phase of this project from July to August 2017, as well as in-depth interviews with key national and international informants, including former Afghan officials who were involved in the EUPOL project, former international EUPOL staff and senior civil society activists. It also conducted an extensive literature review including EUPOL official documents and other reports and articles to comprehend the project management, structure and implementation processes.