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Afghan government lacks proper strategy for economic development: AISA

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) accused the government of lacking a property strategy for economic development. This comes as Afghanistan has witnessed a 30% decline in foreign investment. Newly appointed AISA chief, Mohammad Qurban Haqjo, said last week that

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President Ghani encourages domestic industrial growth

President Ashraf Ghani introduced his much-awaited cabinet nominees to the Parliament on Tuesday and termed economic development, fighting corruption and promoting inclusivity as his cabinet’s priorities. He stressed upon encouraging domestic industrial growth and moving away from relying on donors’

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China to play an active role in Afghanistan’s economic development

China’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Sun Yuxi, assured that his country would stand by Afghanistan by supporting the peace process and playing an active role in the country’s economic development and stability. Addressing a press conference in Kabul on Friday,

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China’s Afghan policy

As part of its more assertive Asian diplomacy, China is playing an increasingly active role in Afghanistan. In the past two years it has also raised the profile of its diplomatic and economic engagement. This marks a departure from its

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Afghan Council of Ministers confer on progress of development projects

The Afghan Council of Ministers discussed the progress of development projects in the country at a meeting, chaired by Vice President Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, which was held in Gul Khana Palace. Head of the Economic Committee of the Council,

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Afghanistan reactivates International Road Transport operations

As of 4 September 2013, international road transport operations under TIR will resume, to, from and across Afghanistan, after more than 30 years of interruption. This welcome development will considerably boost regional trade and economic development by opening up global

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Center for Afghan women’s economic development inaugurated in Kabul

Funded by the U.S. Department of Defense Task Force for Business and Stability Operations, the International Center for Afghan Women’s Economic Development (ICAWED) was inaugurated on the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) campus in Kabul on Saturday. The center will

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The High Committee of Clusters Coordination working on Afghanistan’s national development programs

Lead by Economy Minister Abdul Ahadi Arghandiwal, the High Committee of Clusters Coordination in their meeting on Monday conferred on the implementation of economic policies and infrastructural development programs. The meeting was attended by Ministers of Public Works, Finance, Rural

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Balkh’s economic achievements in 1391

Balkh Governor Atta Mohammad Noor said Balkh’s revenue had witnessed a 35% increase last year. Several reconstruction projects were successfully implemented. The city airport—named after Maulana Mohammad Jalaluddin Balkhi—had been renovated at ac ost of USD 45mn, with Germany contributing

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New Land Registration System to Enhance Transparency in Afghanistan

Land rights in Afghanistan are governed by overlapping and conflicting legal systems – informal systems, civil law, traditional practices, and municipal regulations. In many parts of the country, informal occupation of land brought about by conflict and displacement has further

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Lack of strategic plans- a major challenge facing economic development of Afghanistan

A number of well-known officials and university professors met at the Ibn-e-Sina auditorium to discuss the environmental and economic challenges of the country. Azrakhsh Hafizi, International Affairs Advisor to Chamber of Commerce and Industries, regarded the issue of the withdrawal

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Expansion and intensification of Afghan German Development Cooperation

Today, the Minister of Finance of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal (MoF), and Dirk Niebel, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of the Federal Republic of Germany, officially signed the summary record of the

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