Afghanistan — Community-Based Needs Assessment: Kunar, Round 1 (May — June 2018)
In coordination with the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR), in May through June 2018, DTM in Afghanistan piloted a Community-Based Needs Assessment (CBNA), intended as an integral component of DTM's Baseline Mobility Assessment to provide a more comprehensive view of multi-sectoral needs in settlements hosting IDPs and returnees.
The unemployment rate for men in Kunar is 79%, the highest reported across the seven assessed pilot provinces. Female participation in employment was also low, 97% of women were reportedly unemployed. The high rates of unemployment correlate with the barriers to employment in Kunar, as respondents ranked lack of economic opportunities, including for women, as the most significant barrier, followed by lack of vocational training or further education, and insecurity. The average percentage of children (3%) and the elderly (4%) contributing to household incomes was also low.