To overcome decades of war and economic devastation, Afghanistan must promote trade by expanding access to markets and creating jobs.
Final Report: Afghanistan Trade and Revenue Project.
Project Report | February 28, 2018
The Afghanistan Trade and Revenue (ATAR) Project worked to strengthen the business climate of Afghanistan to enable private investment. It enhanced trade, job creation, and fiscal sustainability from November 2013 to February 2018.
ATAR, implemented by Chemonics and the, Economic Integration Forum, supported Afghanistan’s continuing recovery from three decades of war and economic devastation through three primary activities: improving the Afghan government’s capacity to formulate and implement a liberal policy framework for trade and investment in accordance with international standards; enhancing integration in the regional and world economy through the promotion of trade and agreements, enhanced economic corridors governance, and private-sector linkages throughout South and Central Asia; and strengthening revenue generation for fiscal sustainability and trade facilitation through reforms and anti-corruption measures in customs and taxation. In this way, the ATAR project fostered Afghanistan’s economic growth and greater integration into the regional and global community.