World Bank: Agriculture and Education can drive Afghanistan’s development

The World Bank presented an overview and analysis of Afghanistan’s economy at the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan on October 5, 2016. The Bank highlighted four key messages and an analysis to show no single sector can meet all Afghanistan’s development needs.

Community-Driven Development

Direct Democracy and Resource Allocation

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