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Working Group 1:
Financial Sector Development


Working Group Meetings


Permanent Members


Visiting Members

Focus Areas

WG1 focuses on facilitating access to finance, paying taxes, developing the insurance sector, registering properties, and commercial court procedures and is tasked with progress on the following World Bank (WBG) Doing Business Indicators (DBI):

  • Getting Credit
  • Paying Taxes
  • Registering Property
  • Resolving Insolvency
  • Enforcing Contracts

Working Group 1 meets twice a month and 24 times a year. Additional meetings are held an exceptional basis should 2 of the Co-Chairs call for one.


The group will be co-chaired by the Da Afghanistan Bank, Ministry of Finance and Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries.


Permanent Members

Visiting Members

  • Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB)
    Ministry of Finance (MoF)
    Afghanistan Banks Association (ABA)



  • Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB)
    Ministry of Finance (MoF)
    Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC)
    Ministry of Justice (MoJ)


Private Sector:

  • Afghanistan Banks Association (ABA)
    Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI)
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industries (AWCCI)
  • Afghanistan Micro Finance Association (AMA)
  • Afghanistan Women Business Federation (AWBF)
  • Afghanistan Chamber of Industries & Mines (ACIM)
  • Commercial Court
  • Afghanistan Land Authority (ARAZI)
  • Financial Disputes Resolution Commission (FDRC)
  • Afghanistan Center for Dispute Resolution (ACDR)
  • Sarafi Union
  • FACT
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • World Bank Group (WBG)