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

Newsletter 135782 APR 01, 2019

English Disclosed

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

Newsletter 135782 APR 01, 2019

Dari Disclosed

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

Newsletter 135782 APR 01, 2019

Disclosed

Afghanistan Development Brief : The Implications of Afghanistan’s 2014 Security Transition, Deteriorating Welfare, Declining Employment (English)

The overall macro-economic and security context in the country since 2007 can be broken into two distinct phases, pre- and post- the 2014 security transition, when security responsibilities were transferred from international troops to the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). ... See More +

Brief 136327 FEB 01, 2019

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Afghanistan : Mazar IPP (English)

Three decades of conflict have left Afghanistan’s power system battered. More than half of the population has no access to electricity and those connected to the grid suffer from frequent, lengthy power blackouts. ... See More +

Brief 135544 JAN 01, 2019

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Afghanistan Development Brief : Is Afghani/US dollar depreciation a problem for Afghanistan? (English)

In this policy brief we discuss whether and to what extent recent currency depreciation is a problem for Afghanistan. We show that: i) depreciation against the US dollar has been modest and driven mostly be external factors; and ii) depreciation against the US dollar is not significantly driving inflation. ... See More +

Brief 133791 JAN 01, 2019

Sahibzada,Habiburahman; Haque,Tobias Akhtar Disclosed

Strengthening Hydromet and Early Warning Services in Afghanistan : A Road Map (English)

Hydrological and meteorological (hydromet) data collection and analysis in Afghanistan started in the late 1940s and mid-1950s, respectively. The hydrometric network expanded rapidly in the 1960s and 1970s, reaching a peak of 150 in 1980, and the meteorological network had a similar trajectory. ... See More +

Working Paper 133069 DEC 01, 2018

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Options for Tobacco Taxation in Afghanistan : Discussion Note (English)

This paper presents options for tobacco taxation to reduce tobacco consumption and increase financing for health programs in Afghanistan. Tobacco consumption is compromising the health of the Afghan population, particularly the poor. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0000547 DEC 01, 2018

Haven,Bernard James; Rahimi,Lutfi Rahman; Medici,Andre C. Disclosed

Afghanistan Development Brief : Highlights of Afghanistan Fiscal Year 1398 Budget (English)

In this note we provide an assessment of the technical aspects of budget and discuss the implications of the medium-term fiscal framework. The budget document is technically sound and includes some significant improvements in compliance with international best practices. ... See More +

Brief 133789 DEC 01, 2018

Sahibzada,Habiburahman; Haque,Tobias Akhtar Disclosed

Options Tobacco Use in Afghanistan (English)

Many forms of tobacco are used (in varying proportions) in the different regions of Afghanistan – most commonly cigarettes, chelam and snuff. The Afghanistan Demographic and Health Survey 2015, published in 2017, provides insight into tobacco consumption across the country and allows a comprehensive analysis of some of its patterns. ... See More +

Brief 134018 NOV 01, 2018

Medici,Andre C.; Haven,Bernard James; Rahimi,Lutfi Rahman; Ghulam,Sayed Disclosed

Mapping Poverty in Afghanistan : Technical Report (English)

Afghanistan has been in protracted conflict for almost four decades, with direct implications on progress towards development objectives. This context of recurring episodes of violence and insecurity, economic and political instability, and the consequent displacement of populations within and outside the nation’s borders has important implications on the landscape of data and evidence available for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of interventions and programs, and their timeliness and relevance. ... See More +

Working Paper 133403 NOV 01, 2018

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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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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

SABER Service Delivery: The Learning Crisis in Afghanistan (English)

Schooling is not the same as learning. Although access to schooling in Afghanistan has improved significantly in the last decade, 4th grade Afghan students are not learning. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0000428 SEP 01, 2018

Trako,Iva; Hosseini Matin,Anahita; Viollaz,Mariana; Masood,Eema; Molina,Ezequiel Disclosed

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

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : Country Update (Dari)
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APR 01, 2019 135782 Newsletter English
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : Country Update (English)
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APR 01, 2019 135782 Newsletter Dari
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : Country Update (Pashto)
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APR 01, 2019 135782 Newsletter
Afghanistan Development Brief : The Implications of Afghanistan’s 2014 Security Transition, Deteriorating Welfare, Declining Employment (English)
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FEB 01, 2019 136327 Brief
Afghanistan : Mazar IPP (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 135544 Brief
Afghanistan Development Brief : Is Afghani/US dollar depreciation a problem for Afghanistan? (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 133791 Brief
Strengthening Hydromet and Early Warning Services in Afghanistan : A Road Map (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 133069 Working Paper
Options for Tobacco Taxation in Afghanistan : Discussion Note (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 AUS0000547 Working Paper
Afghanistan Development Brief : Highlights of Afghanistan Fiscal Year 1398 Budget (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 133789 Brief
Options Tobacco Use in Afghanistan (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 134018 Brief
Mapping Poverty in Afghanistan : Technical Report (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 133403 Working Paper
Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform – Afghanistan (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131599 Working Paper
Afghanistan Development Update (Dari)
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OCT 01, 2018 129163 Working Paper Pashto, English
SABER Service Delivery: 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