Afghanistan: Business Guide

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Country Descriptions

Background Notes on Countries of the World: Afghanistan

Published by the U.S. government, includes facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations and travel/business information.


Afghanistan Country Review

Published annually by CountryWatch, provides demographic, economic, business, and environmental data.


Afghanistan Economic Competitiveness

Published by the Icon Group using vertical analysis or common-sized statements, provides estimates of the financial performance and labor productivity of countries compared to global benchmarks.  Financial analysis includes asset, liability and income structure, ratios, profitability ratios and key percentile rankings.  Labor productivity analysis includes asset-labor, liability-labor, and income-labor ratios.

Finance, Trade, & Commerce

Doing Business. Benchmarking Business Regulations.

Produced by the World Bank, this database provides information on business regulations and their enforcement in many countries. Countries are ranked according to ease of doing business. The Doing Business Indicators are comparable across 175 economies. These indicators include starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, enforcing contracts, and others.

Indepth reports such as Country Finance, Country Commerce, Country Forecast, Country Monitor, etc which include economic indicators, political and business environment analysis, country risk assessment and financial and operating conditions for companies doing business globally. Type of reports vary country by country. Type the country name into the search box and select the reports tab to access the latest country reports.

Global Edge: Afghanistan

Created by the Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University ( MSU-CIBER ), globalEDGE contains country specific news, statistics, history, economics, and government data.

Index of Economic Freedom: Afghanistan

A Web resource evaluating the following areas: Trade policy, fiscal burden of government, government intervention in the economy, monetary policy, capital flows and foreign investment, banking and finance, wages and prices, property rights, regulation, and black market.

Statistics & Government Resources

The Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington D.C.

Information about business and investment in Afghanistan. Also contains information about flora and fauna, education, travel and tourism, visas, immigration, history, geography, people and culture.

Central Bank of Afghanistan

The official Web site of the Central Bank ofAfghanistan includes information on currency rates, monetary policy, statistics and much more.

Central Statistics Organization of Afghanistan

A Web site from the Central Statistics Organization of Afghanistan.