AF Incentive Program DPG (WB-P164882)

  • Afghanistan
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 14, 2018
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Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
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  • Finance
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 90.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 300.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 9, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Apr 27, 2018

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Project Description

The proposed grant will help the government of Afghanistan to meet its development objectives as articulated in the new Afghanistan National Peace and Development Framework (ANPDF) in the context of constrained tax revenues and declining aid. The proposed operation supports a range of reforms under two broad pillars as described below:

A) Strengthening the policy framework to support state-effectiveness, private investment, and social inclusion

  • E-payments and mobile money reforms will support development of the regulatory framework for expanded access to customs and tax dues
  • Civil service reforms will support retention of key skills and address long-standing issues of equity, while also encouraging the hiring of women civil servants
  • Business environment reforms will encourage investment
  • Power sector reforms will improve the financial sustainability of the power utility, ultimately leading to lower prices for consumers
  • Land reforms will provide land rights to informal occupants of state-owned urban land
  • The Irrigation Policy and Dryland Agriculture Policy will encourage sustainable use and management of water resources

B) Improving the policy and institutional framework for public financial management

  • Reforms to public investment management will ensure that projects are aligned with government priorities and have undergone proper appraisal
  • Tax administration reforms will support the roll-out of fast track filing
  • Expenditure management reforms will improve the allocative and technical efficiency of Operations and Maintenance expenditures


Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank
Contact: Tae Hyun Lee
Title: Lead Economist
Tel: +93-701-133-467
Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

Contact: Tobias Haque
Title: Senior Economist
Tel: +93-701-113-346
Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

Contact: Khalid Payenda
Title: Deputy Minister for Finance, Ministry of Finance
Tel:+ 93-20-210-2838



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