Archives 327

Kabul University

Masters in Public Policy and Administration

Theses, 2010

Acquisition And Processing Information

Scott Avery of Washington State University's International Research and Development (IRD) donated these theses to the Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections on February 1, 2011. They were moved to the main body of the Libraries for cataloging and adding to the library's collection, but eventually MASC reclaimed them on September 11, 2012, accessioning them as UA2012-06. The collection was processed in September 2012 by University Archivist Mark O'English, with aid from Katrina Burch.

Extent/Quantity Information

Number of containers: 3 boxes

Linear feet of shelf space: 1.75

Organizational History

Through a USAID contract, Washington State University helped establish a Masters in Public Policy and Administration program as Afghanistan's Kabul University. The purpose of the USAID project was to make college education more accessible and attainable for the citizens of Afghanistan, and the program incporporated a "study abroad" period on WSU's Pullman campus.

USAID described the program as follows:

In Afghanistan, mid-career professionals have few opportunities to earn advanced degrees in their field. To address this gap, Kabul University established a Masters in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) program. The professional program teaches the tools of governance – including formulating, implementing, and evaluating policies and programs. The program targets rising leaders from a diverse range of ministries and organizations, including the Ministry of Public Health, the Office of the President, and NGOs and development organizations. After passing ten rigorous courses, students write a master’s thesis and defend their work before professors, fellow students, and university administrators. Candidates conduct original research after completing their coursework and a study abroad program at Washington State University.

Graduates use their enhanced professional skills to improve the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s capacity in project planning, financial management, program administration, and organizational leadership. MPPA candidate Mohammad Sharif Samsor emphasized the importance of professional education in rebuilding Afghanistan, stating, “I am sure the skills, the knowledge, and the experiences offered to me by the MPPA program will allow me to contribute to the rebuilding, rehabilitation, and renovation processes of my homeland. I feel that I am on the right path.”

Description retrieved (and slightly edited) from on 9-13-12; originally written March 31, 2010

Collection Description

The collection consists of 41 theses completed in the fall of 2010 within the Masters of Arts in Public Policy and Administration program offered at Kabul University (Afghanistan).


The collection is ordered alphabetically by author's name: last name, first name.


This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright may apply.

Preferred Citation

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
Kabul University Masters in Public Policy and Administration Theses, 2010 (Archives 327)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

Container List

Box Folder Author and Title
1 1 Afghanzai, Mohammad Farid. Performance Management System of the Afghan Public Servants.
2 Amini, Kamaluddin. Public Budget Reform: Introduction and Implementation of Program Based Budgeting in Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Comparative Study of Line-Item Budgeting (Old System) and Program Based Budgeting (New System).
3 Amiri, Fazelurabbi. Making a Case for the Pipeline Project: Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Indian (TAPI) pipeline project.
4 Arsalaie, Ahmad Shah. Building Security in the Border Provinces of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
5 Assadi, Najibullah. A Study of Factors Involved in Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression in Pul-I-Charkhi Central Prison.
6 Azim, Mohammad. Female Entrepreneurs in Microfinance: A Field Study in Afghanistan.
7 Azim, Yalda. Implementation of Student-Centered Learning in the English Department, Kabul University.
8 Bahman, Surab. Increase of Kabul Custom Revenues.
9 Bahram, Zaitoon. A Study of the Performance Management System of the English Department, Kabul University.
10 Fazil, Homayun. The Pros and Cons of Private Clinics for Residents of Kabul City.
11 Ghaznavi, Abdul Samad. Role of the National Assembly Towards Conflict Resolution by Setting Up a Permanent Peace Commission.
12 Ghoussy, Farkhunda. Women's Role in the Reconstruction of Afghanistan: Strategies that Overcome Cultural Barriers for the Promotion of Women's Participation in Community Planning in Kabul.
13 Habib, Hedayatullah. Health Insurance for the Public Personnel in Afghanistan.
14 Hameed, Mohammad Naeem. Provincial Budgeting Through Program Based Budgeting.
15 Hamkar, Emal. Communication System of Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission.
16 Haqnazar, Abdul Ghafoor. Professionalizing Afghanistan Civil Service Through Quality Training Programs.
17 Hazim, Ahmad Humayon. Peer Coaching as a Tool of Capacity Development.
18 Hoffiani, Maroof. Decentralization of Recruitment of Human Resources for Health in Afghanistan.
19 Homayee, Ghulam Sarwar. The State of Regulation of Medical Practices in Afghanistan: Current Situation and the Way Forward.
20 Jalil, Hamid. Aid Dependency and its Effects on Development in Afghanistan.
21 Jurat, Fahim. Providing Safe Drinking Water from Surface Water Sources for Afghanistan Villages: Case Study in Farokh Shah Valley of Nejrab District.
22 Kakar, Faizan Ahmad. The Advantages and Disadvantages of User Fees at the Health Sector of Afghanistan.
23 Khawari, Hossain. Legislative Powers in Afghanistan: A Comparison of Legislative Powers During the Administrations of Muhammad Daoud and Hamid Karzai.
24 Moaser, Mohammad Dauad. Program Budgeting as a New Financial in Afghanistan: A Case Study of Ministry of Energy and Water.
25 Mobbasher, Moneir. What Can Be Done in Afghanistan to Promote the Enforcement of the Rule of Law?
26 Muhib, Bismillah. Public Administration Reform in Afghanistan: Implementation of the New Pay and Grade Scheme.
27 Murtaza, Kambez. Study of Income Tax Policy in Afghanistan.
28 Musleh, Nabila. Domestic Violence Against Women in Afghanistan: An Evaluation of Two Programs of NAPWA, and An Agenda for Action.
29 Naasar, Rafi Khalil. "Bad" Practice by the Customary Laws of Informal Justice System of Afghanistan.
2 30 Rahimi, Lailee. Violence Against Women: A Policy Recommendation.
31 Rahman, Khalil Ur (Yousufzai). Coordination of Food Security Efforts in Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) Challenges and Opportunities.
32 Rasuli, Sousan Rahimi. Improving Implementation of Result Based Monitoring and Evaluation System in Afghanistan: Challenges and Responses.
33 Sadaat, Wahabuddin. A Study of the Municipal Governance of Kabul City.
34 Safi, Iqbal. An Analysis of the Exchange Rate Policy, Formulation, and Implementation Process: A Case Study of Afghanistan.
35 Sahabir, Bashir Ahmad. Professionalism of Journalists and its Effects on Reducing the Conflicts in the Society.
36 Salim, Abdul Raqeeb. Establishing Public Diplomacy: Improving Afghan Foreign Relations Through the Establishment of Diplomat-to-People and People-to-People Communication in the Persian Gulf Arab Countries.
37 Samsor, Mohammad Sharif. National Assembly’s Contribution Toward Democracy.
3 38 Sarwary, Sayed Akram. Air Pollution in Kabul City: Hazardous and Unclean Burning by Brick Kilns and Public Bath Facilities.
39 Tareq, Naji. The Influence of Socioeconomic Factors [on] the Rate of Caesarean Sections in Kabul Hospitals.
40 Wardak, A. Sami. Government Role in Foreign Aid.
41 Ziarmal, Zabihullah. Strategies to Increase the Income of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Kabul.