IDA Grant: US$50.48 million equivalent
Project ID: P112872
Project Description: The objective of the project is to improve the release of legitimate goods in a fair and efficient manner. The grant will help finance costs associated with: countrywide computerization of customs clearance operations; installation of executive information systems for customs allowing real-time monitoring of operations; development of possible options for cross-border Customs-to-Customs cooperation; provision of selected customs infrastructure to enable modernized operations; and technical assistance to support the development of a regulatory, administrative, and institutional framework for customs. Through these initiatives the project will continue the World Bank's efforts to reform and modernize the Afghan customs process.