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Afghanistan's Development Gains : Progress and Challenges (English)

This note outlines some of the major gains that have been achieved in Afghanistan since the US-led intervention in 2001. The analysis is informed by comparisons to development progress and outcomes in other low-income countries over the same period. ... See More +

Report 145307 JAN 21, 2020

Haque,Tobias Akhtar Disclosed

Afghanistan Development Update : Navigating a Sea of Uncertainty (English)

Afghanistan currently faces a sea of uncertainty. Outcomes of the September 2019 presidential elections are not yet known, and preliminary results have been challenged. ... See More +

Report 145306 JAN 21, 2020

Haque,Tobias Akhtar; Lee,Taehyun; Sahibzada,Habiburahman; Muzaffari,Sayed Murtaza Disclosed

Financing Peace : Fiscal Challenges and Implications for a Post-Settlement Afghanistan (English)

The international community is currently planning for a potential political settlement in Afghanistan. Negotiations may bring opportunities for significant reductions in violence. ... See More +

Working Paper 144174 DEC 01, 2019

Haque,Tobias Akhtar; Do Rosario Francisco,Maria Manuela; Kerali,Henry G. R. Disclosed

Afghanistan Development Brief : Revenue Collection Amidst Elections in Afghanistan (English)

This note gives a brief overview of domestic revenue collection in Afghanistan. It provides anassessment of this fiscal year's revenue collection to date, looking at revenue shortfalls againsttargets, collections by tax type (including one-offs) and agency. ... See More +

Brief 144007 NOV 01, 2019

Disclosed

EITI as an Instrument of Fiscal Transparency and Accountability : A Case Study of Two FCV Countries (English)

Transparency and accountability in sector governance are basic and essential requirements to leverage the extractives (oil, gas, and mining) sector as an engine of economic growth in fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV) affected settings. ... See More +

Brief 144492 NOV 01, 2019

Cuvillier,Emmanuel F.; Kannan,Sridar Padmanabhan Disclosed

Doing Business 2020 : Comparing Business Regulation in 190 Economies - Economy Profile of Afghanistan (English)

Abstract (same for all, but change sentence in red; ranking is on page 4 for every country (DB Rank): Doing Business 2020 is the 17th in a series of annual studies investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 143796 OCT 24, 2019

Disclosed

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

This newsletter includes the following articles : World Bank Group Support, Ongoing Operations, International Finance Corporation and Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund. ... See More +

Newsletter 142354 OCT 01, 2019

Pashto, Dari Disclosed

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

This newsletter includes the following articles : World Bank Group Support, Ongoing Operations, International Finance Corporation and Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund. ... See More +

Newsletter 142354 OCT 01, 2019

English, Dari Disclosed

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

This newsletter includes the following articles : World Bank Group Support, Ongoing Operations, International Finance Corporation and Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund. ... See More +

Newsletter 142354 OCT 01, 2019

English, Pashto Disclosed

EITI as an Instrument of Fiscal Transparency and Accountability in Contexts of Fragility and Violence : A Comparative Case Study of Afghanistan and Iraq (Part One) (English)

Fiscal transparency is a vital requirement for effective fiscal policymaking. Budgets, including their underlying fiscal forecasts, must provide a clear statement of the government’s budgetary objectives and policy intentions. ... See More +

Brief 140972 AUG 01, 2019

Cuvillier,Emmanuel F.; Kannan,Sridar Padmanabhan Disclosed

EITI as an Instrument of Fiscal Transparency and Accountability in Contexts of Fragility and Violence : A Comparative Case Study of Afghanistan and Iraq (Part Two) (English)

Efforts in Afghanistan have sought to enable systematized data disclosures and simplify data collection efforts, given security concerns that often restrict movement and coordination. ... See More +

Brief 140974 AUG 01, 2019

Cuvillier,Emmanuel F.; Kannan,Sridar Padmanabhan Disclosed

Afghanistan - No Household Left Behind : a Look at the Impact Evaluation of the Afghanistan “targeting the Ultra-poor” Program (English)

This report explains about the improving livelihoods and women’s empowerment among the ultra-poor in Afghanistan; expanding knowledge on poverty reduction in fragile and conflict-affected settings. ... See More +

Brief 141001 AUG 01, 2019

Bedoya Arguelles,Guadalupe; Coville,Aidan; Haushofer,Johannes; Isaqzadeh,Mohammad Razaq; Shapiro,Jeremy Disclosed

Afghanistan : Public Expenditure Update (English)

This note provides basic analysis of allocations and trends in on-budget public expenditurein Afghanistan since 1389. This report provides an overview snapshot of public expenditure in Afghanistan. ... See More +

Report 139732 JUL 28, 2019

Haque,Tobias Akhtar Disclosed

Afghanistan Development Update : Building Confidence Amid Uncertainty (English)

Afghanistan faced severe economic headwinds in 2018, with the economy growing by an estimated 1.8 percent. Slow growth was driven by two major factors. ... See More +

Working Paper 136319 JUL 01, 2019

Sahibzada,Habiburahman; Haque,Tobias Akhtar; Haven,Bernard James Disclosed

No Household Left Behind : a Look at the Impact Evaluation of the Afghanistan “Targeting the Ultra-Poor” Program (English)

An impact evaluation of the Targeting the Ultra-Poor (TUP) program in Afghanistan suggests that big-push interventions can dramatically reduce poverty in fragile and conflict affected areas. ... See More +

Brief 139830 JUL 01, 2019

Disclosed

No Household Left Behind : Afghanistan Targeting the Ultra Poor Impact Evaluation (English)

The share of people living in extreme poverty fell from 36 percent in 1990 to 10 percent in 2015 but has continued to increase in many fragile and conflict-affected areas where half of the extreme poor are expected to reside by 2030. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8877 JUN 10, 2019

Bedoya Arguelles,Guadalupe; Coville,Aidan; Haushofer,Johannes; Isaqzadeh,Mohammad Razaq; Shapiro,Jeremy Disclosed

Living Conditions and Settlement Decisions of Recent Afghan Returnees : Findings from a 2018 Phone Survey of Afghan Returnees and UNHCR data (English)

This report is the result of a collaboration between the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Poverty and Equity Global Practice of the World Bank Group (WBG). ... See More +

Working Paper 138068 JUN 01, 2019

Haroon, Mohammad; Krishnan,Nandini; Savage, Jeffrey; Wieser,Christina; Yde-Jensen,Thea Disclosed

Hunger before the Drought : Food Insecurity in Afghanistan (English)

Food insecurity and malnutrition are some of the most serious manifestations of protracted crises, which disrupt livelihoods and food systems. Over half of the Afghan population, approximately 16 million people, lives below the poverty line, a sharp increase over the last decade. ... See More +

Working Paper 139670 JUN 01, 2019

Krishnan,Nandini; Wang,Zihao; Wieser,Christina Disclosed

Women’s Economic Empowerment Carpet Value-Chain Pilot (English)

Turquoise Mountain along with Label STEP developed a pilot project for women empowerment in the carpet value chain with the goal of providing income-generating opportunities for women by increasing the quantity of high-value, fair trade-certified, women-produced carpets being exported directly from Afghanistan to international markets. ... See More +

Report 139460 MAY 27, 2019

Disclosed

Afghanistan Development Brief : Food Insecurity in Afghanistan - Five Key Policy-Relevant Findings about Food Insecurity (English)

This brief highlights five key policy-relevant findings about food insecurity in Afghanistan prior to the 2018 drought. These findings are based on analysis of the Afghanistan Living Conditions Surveys. ... See More +

Brief 139671 MAY 01, 2019

Krishnan,Nandini; Wieser,Christina; Wang,Zihao Disclosed

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Afghanistan's Development Gains : Progress and Challenges (English)
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JAN 21, 2020 145307 Report
Afghanistan Development Update : Navigating a Sea of Uncertainty (English)
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JAN 21, 2020 145306 Report
Financing Peace : Fiscal Challenges and Implications for a Post-Settlement Afghanistan (English)
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DEC 01, 2019 144174 Working Paper
Afghanistan Development Brief : Revenue Collection Amidst Elections in Afghanistan (English)
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NOV 01, 2019 144007 Brief
EITI as an Instrument of Fiscal Transparency and Accountability : A Case Study of Two FCV Countries (English)
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NOV 01, 2019 144492 Brief
Doing Business 2020 : Comparing Business Regulation in 190 Economies - Economy Profile of Afghanistan (English)
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OCT 24, 2019 143796 Working Paper
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : Country Update (English)
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OCT 01, 2019 142354 Newsletter Pashto, Dari
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : Country Update (Pashto)
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OCT 01, 2019 142354 Newsletter English, Dari
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : Country Update (Dari)
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OCT 01, 2019 142354 Newsletter English, Pashto
EITI as an Instrument of Fiscal Transparency and Accountability in Contexts of Fragility and Violence : A Comparative Case Study of Afghanistan and Iraq (Part One) (English)
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AUG 01, 2019 140972 Brief
EITI as an Instrument of Fiscal Transparency and Accountability in Contexts of Fragility and Violence : A Comparative Case Study of Afghanistan and Iraq (Part Two) (English)
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AUG 01, 2019 140974 Brief
Afghanistan - No Household Left Behind : a Look at the Impact Evaluation of the Afghanistan “targeting the Ultra-poor” Program (English)
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AUG 01, 2019 141001 Brief
Afghanistan : Public Expenditure Update (English)
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JUL 28, 2019 139732 Report
Afghanistan Development Update : Building Confidence Amid Uncertainty (English)
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JUL 01, 2019 136319 Working Paper
No Household Left Behind : a Look at the Impact Evaluation of the Afghanistan “Targeting the Ultra-Poor” Program (English)
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JUL 01, 2019 139830 Brief
No Household Left Behind : Afghanistan Targeting the Ultra Poor Impact Evaluation (English)
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JUN 10, 2019 WPS8877 Policy Research Working Paper
Living Conditions and Settlement Decisions of Recent Afghan Returnees : Findings from a 2018 Phone Survey of Afghan Returnees and UNHCR data (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 138068 Working Paper
Hunger before the Drought : Food Insecurity in Afghanistan (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 139670 Working Paper
Women’s Economic Empowerment Carpet Value-Chain Pilot (English)
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MAY 27, 2019 139460 Report
Afghanistan Development Brief : Food Insecurity in Afghanistan - Five Key Policy-Relevant Findings about Food Insecurity (English)
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MAY 01, 2019 139671 Brief