Afghanistan Subnational Doing Business (IFC-600819)

  • Afghanistan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 17, 2015
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  • Finance
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 2.37 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Aug 4, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jun 28, 2016

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Project Description
The first round of Subnational Doing Business in Afghanistan will produce baseline data on four Doing Business areas that are actionable at the national and local level and where subnational differences are more likely to occur: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, registering property and getting electricity. The benchmarking will include 5 of the largest cities that serve as regional economic centers: Herat, Mezar e-Sharif, Kandahar, Jalalabad and Kabul. The second round will measure progress in each area and provide further reform recommendations.
People Affected By This Project
The subnational Doing Business project in Afghanistan aims to motivate policy reforms at all levels of the government through fostering competition and collaboration within the country. This will be achieved by creating a baseline data on business regulations at the subnational level and producing a Subnational Doing Business report that: (i) compares locations across 5 municipalities with each other and with 189 economies around the world; (ii) identifies regulatory constraints and highlighting the good practices; (iii) provides in depth analysis and detailed policy recommendations on how to improve the areas measured; and (iv) promotes peer to peer learning through the sharing of good practices. A 2nd round of Subnational Doing Business benchmarking will capture regulatory improvements motivated by the first benchmark.
Investment Description
Estimated Total Budget $2,374,833.00 (Project budget includes all project-funded activities)

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