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12 May 2014

National Assembly Passes Value-Added Tax

The National Assembly passed a long-pending law on value-added taxation (VAT). Members of Parliament (MPs) Najia Babakarkhail, Humaira Ayubi and Rahima Jami took part in CIPE’s economics training seminars specifically for MPs – which included a session on VAT – […]

5 May 2014

CIPE Aids Nangarhar Provincial Council

CIPE Aids Nangarhar Provincial Council

CIPE conducted an interview with Nangarhar Provincial Council member Dr. Abdulqahar Ludin on the impact of CIPE’s training program for provincial council members. Since participating in the training program, which focused on topics including corruption, the informal economy, democratic governance, […]

28 April 2014

Afghan Busiensswomen Visit Pakistan

Five Afghan women graduates of the Peace Through Business program, a business skills training program run by the Institute of Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW), completed a CIPE-organized exchange visit to women’s chambers of commerce in Pakistan this week. Following […]

USAID Funds Solar Power Plant

This week the U.S. Agency for International Development agreed to fund the construction of a 16 megawatt solar plant at the Shurandam industrial park for the Kandahar Electricity Department. The Industrial Association of Afghanistan has been advocating for this project […]