Business Leaders Discuss Barriers to Business in Jalalabad

Nangarhar PBA 06-05-14

On June 4, over 400 business leaders met in Jalalabad at a CIPE-organized event to discuss ways to improve the business climate in Nangarhar Province. This was the first major event as part of the Provincial Business Agenda program, organized in cooperation with a coalition of 13 local business associations. Nangarhar Governor Attaullah Ludin spoke at the event and pledged government support in working with the business community to enact proposed reforms. The participants split into 10 groups, focusing on various sectors of the economy, to discuss a range of challenges and obstacles to doing business and propose policy solutions. The coalition will compile its recommendations into a comprehensive report outlining the top priorities from each sector.