The political crisis in Afghanistan in August 2021 brought about rapid and momentous changes to the country’s social and economic situation. The economy was already facing daunting challenges driven by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, persistent insecurity, declining foreign aid, and weakened private sector confidence. The World Bank conducted a rapid survey of firms to obtain a quick snapshot of how the business enabling environment has changed since August 2021 and the impact of the crisis on firms in Afghanistan.
Join us for the virtual launch of The Private Sector in Afghanistan: Results from a Rapid Survey of Firms. Our speakers will reflect on key findings, how they help develop a better understanding of the situation on the ground, and how they can be used for shaping the international response.