Our Expertise

Local Governance

Whether it be contributing to policy making, enhancing institutional capacity or assisting with the implementation of projects, ATR knows local governance. Our credibility, built up through years of delivering quality outputs allows us to navigate this field, while our wealth of experience allows us to analyze events at national level and understand their implications locally.

Politics and Armed Groups

Through the development of networks of informants and analysts, ATR has its finger on the pulse regarding politics and armed groups.  Our networks and experience allows ATR to decipher the complex environment of competing interests and understand how different events culminate into insecurity on the ground.  In a number of insecure areas where it operates, ATR’s unmatched network makes it arguably the closest observer.

Rural Development

Sustainable rural development is about partnerships; linkages between communities and the government to deliver sustainable and efficient social and productive infrastructure. ATR has a wealth of experience in empowering rural communities to better engage with government so they can gain confidence and become more active in raising the quality of life in their areas.

Urban Development

ATR’s staff bring a wealth of experience in urban development. Whether at the ministerial or community level, ATR understands the different factors that contribute to working towards a more equitable urban development.

Media and Communication

ATR has designed and implemented effective data collection tools to monitor and analyze audienceship and examine the sociocultural impacts of different communication campaigns on the population. We also monitor media, including television, radio, print and social media.


ATR has been engaged in mapping, assessing and building the capacity of llocal education departments to better involve the community and provide stable, quality education to communities.

Civil Society, Gender and Youth 

With a particular focus on gender and youth, ATR has been involved in nurturing the civil society sector that it may better represent the interests of the population and develop into a legitimate and effective partner in Afghanistan’s governance.