• The status of the private sector in Afghanistan

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    Download the report here

    In 2014-15, NIR conducted a comprehensive study together with SIPRI on the status of the private sector in Afghanistan. The study, funded by Sida, describes the impediments to the private sector and its prospects of contributing to economic development and security in the country. It is one of the most comprehensive studies on the topic in recent years, involving research visits to five provinces. The public report was released in October 2015 and presented in Kabul, Stockholm, Brussels and Washington D.C.

    Management in Complex Environments (MiCE)

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    It is an invaluable resource for corporate practitioners and others concerned with company operations in complex environments.

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    The book can be downloaded in PDF for free at the top of this page or ordered from at cost price.

    The project has been funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

    “In a changing and challenging world, both leaders and the companies they manage will be far more successful as they become more attentive to the questions and insights set out in this book”.

    Olof Faxander, President & CEO, Sandvik AB
    Tom Johnstone, President & CEO, AB SKF
    Ronnie Leten, President & CEO, Atlas Copco AB
    Martin Lundstedt, President & CEO, Scania AB
    Jonas Wiström, President & CEO, ÅF AB

    Private Sector Actors and Peacebuilding: A Framework for Analysis

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    The report Private Sector Actors and Peacebuilding: A Framework for Analysis represents the findings of a research project conducted at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (Utrikespolitiska Institutet – UI) and commissioned by the International Council of Swedish Industry (Näringslivets Internationella Råd – NIR) during the period August 2010-September 2011.