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    Press Releases

    May 10, 2012
    Cartoon Competition Winner Donates Prize to Afghan Red Crescent
    Basir Ahmad Hamaid, a winner of the 2011 Global Editorial Cartoon Competition, donated his $1,000 prize to the Afghan Red Crescent Society in Kabul.

    March 27, 2012
    Policy Roundtable Participants Urge Afghan Government to Address and Remove the Problems Caused by the Lack of Land and High Rent
    Kabul, Afghanistan – Senior government officials, academics, and businesspeople attended a roundtable on “Lack of Land and High Rent for Businesses” in the light of Afghanistan National Business Agenda (NBA) Recommendations.” Participants expressed their profound belief that one of the keys to creating economic growth in Afghanistan – including new businesses and jobs – involves government to address and remove the problems of lack of land and high rent, legal uncertainty in relation to land ownership and rent of lands, and poor infrastructure especially in dedicated areas such as “industrial parks” which in most cases discourages entrepreneurs from investing or starting businesses.

    March 13, 2012
    New Joint Chamber Brings Businesses Together Across the Afghanistan-Pakistan Border
    Karachi, Pakistan – The Pak-Afghan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI) held its first meeting on March 13, 2012, marking the start of a partnership designed to increase trade and economic cooperation between the two countries. The group will provide an avenue for businesses on both sides of the border to resolve trade issues while encouraging Pakistani and Afghan firms to invest in each others’ countries.

    December 8, 2011
    CIPE’s Global Editorial Cartoon Competition Winners Announced
    Washington, DC – The nine winners of a new cartoon contest sponsored by the Center of International Private Enterprise (CIPE) were announced today. Artists from Indonesia, Israel, and Afghanistan placed first in the categories of Democracy, Corruption, and Gender Equality, respectively. The Global Editorial Cartoon Contest reinforces CIPE’s conviction that the freedom of expression is essential for democratic accountability.

    March 27, 2011
    National Business Agenda for Afghanistan Lays Out Priorities for Economic Development
    Kabul, Afghanistan – On March 27, 2011, the Second Vice President of the Islamic State of Afghanistan Abdul Karim Khalili participated in the launch of the National Business Agenda (NBA) for Afghanistan in a gathering attended by a wide range of stakeholder groups. The NBA, which highlights a set of urgent economic policy priorities for the government, was developed through roundtable events and working groups that included more than 1,300 business leaders and entrepreneurs from five regions across Afghanistan.

    October 26, 2010
    Afghan Government Urged to Take Steps to Facilitate Trade that Will Create Economic Growth, New Business, and Jobs
    Kabul, Afghanistan – Participants from a wide range of stakeholder groups attended a roundtable on “Trade Facilitations in Response to Afghanistan National Business Agenda (NBA) Recommendations.” Participants expressed their profound belief that one of the keys to creating economic growth in Afghanistan – including new businesses and jobs – is for the government to improve its trade policies and infrastructure.

    August 4, 2010
    Communiqué, National Anti-Corruption Conference, Kabul, Afghanistan
    Corruption has become a defining issue for Afghanistan’s emerging democracy. Successfully combating corruption requires strong intention and commitment as well as realistic and practical measures for addressing the problem.

    May 6, 2010
    New Survey Shows Afghan Businesses Are Optimistic About Economy, Government, and Business Organizations in Afghanistan
    Washington, DC – Today, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) released the results of its survey of the Afghan business community. The survey results highlight recent private sector growth and promise in Afghanistan, and also Afghan businesses’ desire to engage policymakers in Afghanistan on the country’s most pressing business development challenges: security, government corruption, and lack of electricity.