September 28, 2021
What’s Next for Afghanistan’s Tumultuous Public Finances?
By Ibrahim Khan
With the economy on the brink of collapse, how can the Taliban approach the coming fiscal year?
December 29, 2020
Thinking More Deeply About Human Development in Afghanistan
By Lutfi Rahimi
Development has to be assessed by more than just GDP growth.
November 23, 2020
Afghanistan’s Progress Was Made Possible With International Support
By Sediq Seddiqi
It is vital that aid resources remain sufficient over the coming years to sustain these gains.
October 08, 2020
Afghanistan’s Economy – and Access to Aid – at Stake in Peace Talks
By Hanif Sufizada
Will the Taliban and the Afghan government come to terms in time to rescue the country’s fledgling economy?
June 08, 2020
Afghan Lives Through the Lens of COVID-19
By FES/ Mohammad Aref Karim and Mariam Alimi
Illuminating the deep socioeconomic impact of the pandemic on Afghan lives.
May 08, 2020
The Trade and Transit Woes of Landlocked Afghanistan During COVID- 19
By Shoaib A. Rahim
Pakistan plays a big role in dictating the fortunes of the Afghan economy.
April 21, 2020
Kabul New City: Afghanistan’s Forgotten Development Dream
By Hakmatullah Hamidi
The mega-project was put on hold under the previous government. If it isn’t kickstarted soon, Kabul city could be left uninhabitable.
April 11, 2020
What the COVID-19 Outbreak Means for Afghanistan’s Troubled Economy
By Shoaib A. Rahim
The outbreak of the pandemic has and will further dent already depressed economic indicators.
September 05, 2019
For Peace in Afghanistan, the Economy Is Key
By Gul Maqsood Sabit
Before and after any peace agreement, a healthy Afghan economy is essential.
April 19, 2019
Afghanistan: Prospects and Challenges to Regional Connectivity
By Mariam Safi and Bismellah Alizada
Afghanistan has a long and difficult road to transition from an aid dependent economy to a trade and transit economy.
November 30, 2018
Iran, India, and a New Way Forward for Afghanistan
By C. Christine Fair
A new strategy for Afghanistan begins in Iran and needs India’s help.
November 07, 2018
Afghanistan Declared a Top Improver in 2019 Doing Business Ranking
By Ahmad W. Majidyar
Climbing 16 places, the World Bank names Afghanistan as a top improver in its latest Doing Business report.