Nipa Banerjee is a senior fellow at the School of International Development and Global Studies (University of Ottawa). She served 33 years in the former Canadian International Development Agency. She was the head of the Canadian government’s aid program in Afghanistan from 2003 to 2006.

Articles by this author

Afghanistan: no security, no governance

A family in Kandahar is greeted by a sun-filtered morning of Eid-ul-Fitre, the most festive day of the year for Muslims, at the end of the month-long fasting for Ramadan. This year the month was marked …

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Aid development for a secure Afghanistan

This article explores a potential Canadian role in Afghanistan, with a focus on Canada's development assistance, after the departure of Canada's combat troops in 2011 (as per our parliamentary resolution). In the absence of any …

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Letter from Kabul

I board a plane from Frankfurt, bound for Dubai on one of my innumerable trips to Afghanistan. I muse about my journey over the years in the land of the “Kabuliwallahs,” the fruit and nut …

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