Think tank

The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) is an independent research institute based in Kabul that was established in 2002 by the assistance of the international community in Afghanistan. AREU’s mission is to inform and influence policy and practice by conducting high-quality, policy-relevant, evidence-based research and actively disseminating the results and promote a culture of research and learning. As the top think-tank in Afghanistan and number five in Central Asia according to the Global Go To Think Tank Index Report at the University of Pennsylvania, AREU achieves its mission by engaging with policy makers, civil society, researchers and academics to promote their use of AREU’s research-based publications and its library, strengthening their research capacity and creating opportunities for analysis, reflection and debate. AREU is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of representatives of donor organisations, embassies, the United Nations and other multilateral agencies, Afghan civil society and independent experts.

Contact details

Address: District 10, Street 1, Phase A, Shahr-I-Naw, Kabul, Afghanistan
Contact email: areu AT

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Founder(s): Andrew Wilder
Founder gender: All male
Current leader(s): Dr. Orzala Nemat
Current leader's (or leaders') gender: Male
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Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Information supplied by organisation

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Think tank name (English) Afghanistan Research & Evaluation Unit (AREU)
Initials AREU
Country Afghanistan