PriSEC Reforms in 50/5 Phase 1

  1. Movable and immovable property accepted as collateral by commercial banks.
  2. Practical customs e-payment mechanisms expedited across the country.
  3. Credit score provided and permission granted to private firms and individuals to access credit information on borrowers.
  4. Tax E-filing procedures and practices approved by the Afghan Cabinet.
  5. New export guidelines developed and export procedures shortened from 10 to 5 steps.
  6. Equivalence mechanism and essential standards developed in line with the WTO Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement by Afghanistan National Standards Association (ANSA) to increase exports.
  7. Help Desk Procedures established at Customs
  8. Risk Management Procedures established at Customs
  9. Afghanistan Central Business Registry (ACBR) business license issuance centers expanded to 22 provinces
  10. Datacenters at ACBR established and activated, increasing information transparency.
  11. GIRoA Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SME) strategy and implementation plan developed in collaboration with OECD.
  12. Investment guide and investment directory developed in collaboration with the private sector
  13. PPP clause and chapter developed in the investment promotion and incentive package guidelines.
  14. Regulation developed for Industrial Parks to more effectively translate the implementation of the Industrial Parks (IP)s policy into administrative action within the government administrative apparatus.
  15. Tracking system for electricity connection and complaints operationalized.

PriSEC Reforms in 50/5 Phase 2

  1. Launching and implementing the National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS), with a public awareness program on the strategy’s implementation
  2. Establishing a Single Large Tax-Payers’ Office (S-LTO)
  3. Conducting a National Conference on the Islamic Insurance (Takaful) Industry
  4. Integrating the Afghanistan Revenue Directorate (ARD) and National Procurement Authority (NPA) Systems
  5. Conducting 4 public awareness campaigns on the use of Public Credit Registry system of DAB in Bamyan, Nangarhar, Kandahar, and Badakhshan provinces
  6. Finalizing the Islamic Insurance Law and Conventional Insurance
  7. Establishing the Afghanistan Chamber of Agriculture and Livestock Products (ACALP)
  8. Establishing the NES Executive Secretariat, and endorsing its implementation TOR in the first NES senior board meeting
  9. Completing the mapping of Export Procedures for six top export products
  10. Finalizing the marketing plan for exports to 10 export destinations
  11. Designing and developing the District Profile System for agricultural products
  12. Completing the Time Release Study (TRS) in Torkham, Spin Boldak, and Sherkhan Bandar Customs
  13. Finalizing the PIM-PPP Framework
  14. Establishing the DABS VIP Center for premium services
  15. Reducing the steps required for acquisition of media license from 45 to 5 at the Department of Publications of the Ministry of Information and Culture
  16. Implementing the new Corporations Law
  17. Conducting a bilateral dialogue event along with MoCI between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan
  18. Implementing the Industrial Parks Policy
  19. Finalizing a cost breakdown of getting a new electricity connection based on the new sales policy at DABS

2020-2021 Reforms

The PriSEC team is working to implement 2020-2021 reforms. As new reforms are successfully completed, they will be added to this section. Until then, to check the implementation status of the 2020-2021 reforms, please see the Reform Tracking Tool (RTT) on this website.