Afghanistan — Community-Based Needs Assessment: Laghman, 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 Laghman was 62%. Across the five districts assessed, unemployment ranged between 51% in Qarghayi and 70% in Dawlatshah. Female participation in employment was very low, whereby 99% of women were unemployed. The main barriers to employment ranked by importance included lack of economic opportunities, lack of opportunities for women, and lack of vocational training. Across the seven provinces, the average percentage of employed children (1%), the elderly (1%) and women (1%) was comparatively low.