Starting from scratch

Date of publication: September 17, 2006


The road to conducting survey research that meets international standards is one not easily paved in Afghanistan. Violence, illiteracy in both urban and rural areas, segments of the population hostile to research, and cultural constraints on access to the family in general and women in particular all have had to be faced in the process of building a venture that has grown from simple urban polls of Kabul to multistage, nationally representative random survey samples.

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