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Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform – Afghanistan (English)

Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 covers 11 areas of business regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 131599 OCT 31, 2018

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The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : Country Update (Dari)

Target farmers in Kandahar Province are putting into practice new horticulture methods and seeing the fruits of their labor. This is the result of technical training session on horticulture provided by the Nation Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP), which aims to increase horticultural output and productivity across the country. ... See More +

Newsletter 130557 OCT 01, 2018

Pashto, English Disclosed

The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : Country Update (English)

Target farmers in Kandahar Province are putting into practice new horticulture methods and seeing the fruits of their labor. This is the result of technical training session on horticulture provided by the Nation Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP), which aims to increase horticultural output and productivity across the country. ... See More +

Newsletter 130557 OCT 01, 2018

Pashto, Dari Disclosed

Afghanistan Development Update (Dari)

The Afghanistan Development Update is a twice-annual publication providing analysis of recent developments and presenting the World Bank team’s most-recent macroeconomic projections. ... See More +

Working Paper 129163 OCT 01, 2018

Pashto, English Disclosed

The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : Country Update (Pashto)

Target farmers in Kandahar Province are putting into practice new horticulture methods and seeing the fruits of their labor. This is the result of technical training session on horticulture provided by the Nation Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP), which aims to increase horticultural output and productivity across the country. ... See More +

Newsletter 130557 OCT 01, 2018

Dari, English Disclosed

Afghanistan - Education and Skills Programmatic ASA : The Learning Crisis in Afghanistan (English)

Three decades of conflict and instability have devastated Afghanistan’s social fabric and institutions – corruption, insecurity, weak governance, poor public infrastructure, and the government’s inability to extend rule of law pose challenges to current and future economic growth. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0000428 SEP 01, 2018

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The cost of nutritious food in South Asia (English)

The high cost of nutritious foods can worsen poor diets and nutrition outcomes especially among low-income households. Yet little is known about the spatial and temporal patterns of the cost of nutritious diets in South Asia, where malnutrition in multiple forms remains high. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8557 AUG 16, 2018

Dizon,Felipe Jr Fadullon; Herforth,Anna Whitson Disclosed

Afghanistan’s Displaced People : A Socio-Economic Profile, 2013-2014 (English)

Afghans represent the world’s largest protracted refugee population, and one of the largest populations to be repatriated to their country of origin in this century. ... See More +

Working Paper 129249 AUG 03, 2018

Tan,Xiayun; Yde-Jensen,Thea; Wieser,Christina; Krishnan,Nandini Disclosed

Afghanistan Development Update : Afghanistan development update (Pashto)

The Afghanistan Development Update is a twice-annual publication providing analysis of recent developments and presenting the World Bank team’s most-recent macroeconomic projections. ... See More +

Working Paper 129163 AUG 01, 2018

Dari, English Disclosed

Afghanistan Development Update : Afghanistan development update (English)

The Afghanistan Development Update is a twice-annual publication providing analysis of recent developments and presenting the World Bank team’s most-recent macroeconomic projections. ... See More +

Working Paper 129163 AUG 01, 2018

Haque,Tobias Akhtar; Sahibzada,Habiburahman; Shome,Saurabh; Haven,Bernard James; Lee,Taehyun Pashto, Dari Disclosed

Poverty in Afghanistan : Results based on ALCS 2016-17 (English)

One of the main objectives of the Afghanistan Living Conditions Surveys (ALCS, formerly the National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment or NRVA) is to provide information on welfare and living standards, on their evolution over time, and their distribution over households. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0000426 JUL 30, 2018

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Measuring districts' monthly economic activity from outer space (English)

Evening-hour luminosity observed using satellites is a good proxy for economic activity. The strengths of measuring economic activity using nightlight measurements include that the data capture informal activity, are available in near real-time, are cheap to obtain, and can be used to conduct very spatially granular analysis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8523 JUL 12, 2018

Beyer,Robert Carl Michael; Chhabra,Esha; Galdo,Virgilio; Rama,Martin G. Disclosed

Afghanistan - Trends in poverty and inequality 2007-17 (English)

A severe slow-down in Afghanistan’s economic growth characterized the period between 2012 and 2016. This sharp deceleration can be attributed to the combined effects of the drawdown of international military forces and a sharp fall in associated international spending, reduction of aid, and increasing conflict and political instability. ... See More +

Working Paper 129360 JUL 01, 2018

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Institutional assessment of the Central Statistics Organization (English)

Afghanistan has achieved substantial development progress since 2001, but faces important upcoming challenges. Government efforts supported by aid inflows have fueled rapid economic growth, expanded the quality of and access to basic social services, and improved the capacity of public sector institutions. ... See More +

Working Paper 127466 JUN 01, 2018

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Conflict and the nature of precautionary wealth (English)

The paper uses a detailed household survey to document precautionary wealth accumulation in Afghanistan, with wealth being significantly higher for households facing higher income uncertainty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8453 MAY 23, 2018

Aghabarari,Leila; Rostom,Ahmed Mohamed Tawfick; Sinha,Rishabh Disclosed

Research digest newsletter Vol. 12 (No. 3) (English)

This issue focuses on FCV Countries and Topics and features the following articles: Confronting the Development Challenges of Fragility, Conflict, and Violence; What Drives the Radicalization of Foreign Terrorist Recruits? ... See More +

Newsletter 126360 MAY 22, 2018

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Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) : adminstrator's report on financial status as of May 21, 2018 (end of fifth month of FY1397) (English)

As of May 21, 2018, the cash balance stood at USD 1,443.92 million comprising: (a) USD 84.19 million in the Recurrent Cost Trust Fund (excluding USD 50 million in the designated Account); (b)combined undisbursed balance of the ARTF active investment portfolio of USD 797.35 million; (c)USD 0.73 million combined undisbursed balance of the Research and Analysis Program and (d)USD 18.12 million reserved for the Monitoring and Supervisory Agents, leaving a net unallocated cash balance of USD 493.53 million. ... See More +

Working Paper 129155 MAY 21, 2018

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Investment under risks and uncertainty in Afghanistan (English)

This paper investigates the state of low investment in Afghanistan by studying how investment decisions interact with risks and uncertainty in the presence of underdeveloped financial markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8443 MAY 15, 2018

Farazi,Subika; Rostom,Ahmed Mohamed Tawfick; Sinha,Rishabh Disclosed

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan : Citizen-Centered Governance - A Roadmap for Subnational Reform (English)

This Policy begins by providing an overview of each of Afghanistan’s layers of subnationaladministration. We then review current constraints to the development of these subnational entities, including both governance and infrastructure constraints. ... See More +

Working Paper 131295 MAY 01, 2018

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ARTF : administrator's report on financial status as of April 20, 2018 (end of fourth month of FY1397) (English)

As of April 20, 2018, the cash balance comprised of: (a) the recurrent cost trust fund; (b) combined undisbursed balance of the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) active investment portfolio; (c) combined undisbursed balance of the research and analysis program; and (d) reserved for the monitoring and supervisory agents, leaving a net unallocated cash balance. ... See More +

Working Paper 129146 APR 20, 2018

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Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform – Afghanistan (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131599 Working Paper
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : Country Update (Dari)
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OCT 01, 2018 130557 Newsletter Pashto, English
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : Country Update (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130557 Newsletter Pashto, Dari
Afghanistan Development Update (Dari)
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OCT 01, 2018 129163 Working Paper Pashto, English
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : Country Update (Pashto)
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OCT 01, 2018 130557 Newsletter Dari, English
Afghanistan - Education and Skills Programmatic ASA : The Learning Crisis in Afghanistan (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 AUS0000428 Working Paper
The cost of nutritious food in South Asia (English)
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AUG 16, 2018 WPS8557 Policy Research Working Paper
Afghanistan’s Displaced People : A Socio-Economic Profile, 2013-2014 (English)
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AUG 03, 2018 129249 Working Paper
Afghanistan Development Update : Afghanistan development update (Pashto)
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AUG 01, 2018 129163 Working Paper Dari, English
Afghanistan Development Update : Afghanistan development update (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129163 Working Paper Pashto, Dari
Poverty in Afghanistan : Results based on ALCS 2016-17 (English)
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JUL 30, 2018 AUS0000426 Working Paper
Measuring districts' monthly economic activity from outer space (English)
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JUL 12, 2018 WPS8523 Policy Research Working Paper
Afghanistan - Trends in poverty and inequality 2007-17 (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 129360 Working Paper
Institutional assessment of the Central Statistics Organization (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127466 Working Paper
Conflict and the nature of precautionary wealth (English)
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MAY 23, 2018 WPS8453 Policy Research Working Paper
Research digest newsletter Vol. 12 (No. 3) (English)
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MAY 22, 2018 126360 Newsletter
Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) : adminstrator's report on financial status as of May 21, 2018 (end of fifth month of FY1397) (English)
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MAY 21, 2018 129155 Working Paper
Investment under risks and uncertainty in Afghanistan (English)
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MAY 15, 2018 WPS8443 Policy Research Working Paper
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan : Citizen-Centered Governance - A Roadmap for Subnational Reform (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 131295 Working Paper
ARTF : administrator's report on financial status as of April 20, 2018 (end of fourth month of FY1397) (English)
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APR 20, 2018 129146 Working Paper