Social water and integrated management in Afghanistan 2008-2010: final evaluation

The Social Water and Integrated Management (SWIM) Project was one of two social water management projects being implemented by NGOs under the umbrella of the Amu River Basin Project that aims to improve water management, reduce poverty and develop river basin institutions in the Panj and Kokcha subbasins.

Concern-built flood defences protect villages from further destruction in Rustaq district, Takhar province Afghanistan. Photo: Kieran McConville / Concern Worldwide.
Concern-built flood defences protect villages from further destruction in Rustaq district, Takhar province Afghanistan. Photo: Kieran McConville / Concern Worldwide.

The design follows the same model as previous social water management projects implemented under the Kunduz River Basin Project.

The evaluation found that "It is a tribute to the hard work of the SWIM project staff that they have achieved as much as they have despite the poor security for many parts of the project area for long periods during the project cycle. The project will have contributed significantly to the overall objective of fostering 'poverty alleviation through improved food security'."

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