AF Incentive Program DPG (WB-P164882)

  • Afghanistan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Jun 14, 2018
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Finance
  • Law and Government
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 90.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. 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, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Sep 9, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Apr 27, 2018

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed 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
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Contact Information
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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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