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  • WORKING PAPER
    Joya Omar, Khan FarukApr 01, 2014
    Economic growth slowed considerably to 3.6 percent (estimated) in 2013 despite robust agricultural production, as heightened uncertainty surrounding the political and security transition led to a slump in...
  • NEWSLETTER
    Zia Abdul Raouf [editor]Apr 01, 2014
    The contents of this newsletter focus on World Bank Group support, ongoing operations, the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund, project results, and International Finance Corporation (IFC) Advisory Services ...
  • WORKING PAPER
    Mar 27, 2014
    This report assesses the overall situation of women in Afghanistan across key sectors, acting as a follow-up to the report published by the World Bank in 2005 entitled, Afghanistan: National Reconstruction and ...
  • WORKING PAPER
    Felzer Sharon, Markova Svetlana, Jing Guo, Cameron JessicaMar 14, 2014
    The Country Opinion Survey for FY2012 in Afghanistan assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Afghanistan perceive the WBG. It provides the WBG with systematic ...
  • WORKING PAPER
    Mar 01, 2014
    After rapid growth in 2012, economic activity slackened considerably in 2013, with heightened uncertainty leading to a sharp slowdown in the non-agriculture sectors. Real gross domestic product (GDP) growth is...
POST-CONFLICT
Herat, Afghanistan

In this time of transition, there are high hopes and great opportunities for Afghanistan. Economic growth and jobs are key to the country’s long-term security. Read More »

Community-Driven Development

Using a randomized field experiment in 250 villages across Afghanistan, this paper compares outcomes of secret-ballot referenda with those of consultation meetings. Read More »