In the Hands of God

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Research into attitudes into risk in Afghanistan, more which is here: http://janchipchase.com/themes/locations/afghanistan/

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In the Hands of God

  1. 1. IN THEHANDS OF GODA STUDY OF RISK & SAVINGS IN AFGHANISTAN JAN CHIPCHASE MARK ROLSTON CARA SILVER
  2. 2. OPPORTUNITY financial inclusion mobile money > savings research boundaries
  3. 3. OPPORTUNITY explore attitudes to risk & savings broader ecosystem how a new saving’s product would be positioned & communicated
  4. 4. CONFLICT available insight within the organisation self-doubt
  5. 5. EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER
  6. 6. EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER
  7. 7. EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER
  8. 8. EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER
  9. 9. APPROACH
  10. 10. TEAM 3 x researchers + 5 local fixers & guides + drivers
  11. 11. SALARIED PARTICIPANTS
  12. 12. METHODS
  13. 13. METHODS
  14. 14. BIASES & OMISSIONS
  15. 15. CHALLENGES
  16. 16. WITHIN THE COUNTRY
  17. 17. WITHIN CITIES offices & homes streets, retail, college street & hawala markets
  18. 18. EXTREME GENDER DYNAMICS degrees of conservatism social pressure on local female guides dress code social rules (and who can break them)
  19. 19. SECURITY [lets put it in context]
  20. 20. SECURITY [lets put it in context] low-profile sufficiently trusted local crew local transport priming social contexts situational awareness
  21. 21. MITIGATING RISK move with intent neutral clothes situational awareness neutralise self as threat no visible items of value carefully target first contact to prime others tap local guides
  22. 22. PRIMING ASOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
  23. 23. $200,000
  24. 24. $200,000(the starting price point for facilitating a kidnap)
  25. 25. $200,000 (the starting price point for facilitating a kidnap)(which is why you work on building trust with your local crew)
  26. 26. $200,000 (the starting price point for facilitating a kidnap)(which is why you work on building trust with your local crew)(which is why your local crew work on building trust with you)
  27. 27. TALKING ABOUT MONEY
  28. 28. TALKING ABOUT BRIBERY
  29. 29. THOUGHTS
  30. 30. GOATS, GRAIN, GOLD, LAND
  31. 31. REWARDS/INCENTIVES FOR SAVING lottery spot employer contribution Shari’ah Law
  32. 32. “IN MY LIFETIME” planned ISAF & US withdrawal touched by the war rule of law Taliban rule civil war Soviet invasion
  33. 33. “IN MY LIFETIME” ? planned ISAF & US withdrawal touched by the war rule of law Taliban rule civil war Soviet invasion
  34. 34. PREDICTABILITY OF LIFE (& DEATH) EVENTS
  35. 35. INTERTWINED FAMILY LIVES
  36. 36. INTERTWINED FAMILY LIVES
  37. 37. INTERTWINED FAMILY LIVES
  38. 38. INTERTWINED FAMILY LIVES
  39. 39. INTERTWINED FAMILY LIVES
  40. 40. A CULTURE OF CONTRIBUTION
  41. 41. RISK AVERSION STRATEGIES portfolio how, where, when people withdraw whom to invite to the wedding compulsory car insurance vs bribe
  42. 42. NEGOTIATION STRATEGIES
  43. 43. SUMMARY
  44. 44. identitybankingmarriage ...
  45. 45. CLOSING “tomorrow is hard to believe in”
  46. 46. out of gods hands
  47. 47. THANKS

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