Afghanistan receives $83.5mn from WB for bringing reforms
The Afghan Ministry of Finance announced receiving USD 83.5mn in incentive funds from the World Bank on Monday.
“The donation from the World Bank is based on Afghanistan’s commitments to successfully implement reforms in key sector,” said the statement from the Finance Ministry.
According to the statement, this fund would be spent through Discretionary budget given government priority.
“The mentioned funds, includes US $ 900 million that ministry of finance would receive in return to bring reforms in income resources, organizational reforms, tax management, aid effectiveness and provincial budget within three years.”
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