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8 out of 54 Afghan Gov’t Institutions Spend Less Than 50% of Budget

According to figures from the Ministry of Finance, eight out of a total of 54 government institutions have spent less than 50% of their development budget. The National Authority for Disaster Management is the only government institution that has spent

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Afghan government’s treasury emptied due to protracted presidential elections

The long-drawn-out election process has hit the Afghan government’s treasury that is currently meeting budgetary needs only through day-today revenue collection. Afghan Deputy Finance Minister Mustafa Mastoor said the government would be unable to pay public servant salaries if the

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Wolesi Jirga rejects 2014 Budget

The draft budget for 2014 assembled by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) was rejected with a majority of votes by the Lower House of Parliament, Wolesi Jirga. The MoF is required to reassess the draft and incorporate the changes the

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Afghan MPs reject 2014 draft budget

A number of parliamentarian members have declined the 2014 budget proposal presented by the Afghan Ministry of Finance. Finding the budget unbalanced, lawmakers said the draft was full of deficiencies and not according to the law. Earlier this week Finance

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Afghan Senators approve next year’s budget

The Meshrano Jerga or the Senate has given their approval for next year’s budget beginning on December 21. The government has proposed 170bn AFN for the development budget and 196 AFN for the general budget. The budget received criticism from

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