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Summary of the Report of the Inquiry on Sweden’s Engagement in Afghanistan 2002-2014 SOU 2017:16




The Inquiry's remit is to evaluate Sweden's concerted engagement in Afghanistan – political-diplomatic efforts, military operations, and development cooperation – between 2002 and 2014, with a particular focus on activities in northern Afghanistan between 2006 and 2014. The Inquiry is to describe, analyse and evaluate the Swedish engagement on the basis of the considerations and objectives established, and make proposals for the future work of the Government and relevant government agencies with international missions and operations.

The Inquiry is to report the effects of the engagement on Afghan society (including gender equality and women's rights), the effectiveness of the Swedish Government's governance of relevant agencies, and analyse coordination and cooperation between different actors, focusing on development cooperation and the military operations.

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