Companies in Afghanistan are burdened by government services which are characterized by excessive bureaucracy, lengthy, complicated and uncoordinated administrative processes, a lack of transparency, corruption, and the lack of capable and accountable civil servants. This means high costs and uncertainty for investors and businesses, and undermines confidence in the Government.
What is currently being done
In 2016, the Government agreed to formally adopt 11 private sector reform priorities, which Harakat was instrumental in developing. These will seek strengthen private sector confidence in order to create jobs, grow the economy and enhance regional cooperation. Also in 2016, the High Economic Council of Ministers approved the concept of 'Asan Khedmat', or One Stop Shop, to simplify public service procedures and processes.
How Harakat-AICP will support this
To ensure that investor needs are met promptly, in a transparent and cost-efficient manner, Harakat is supporting the Government's centralized One Stop Shop model. This model locates relevant government departments in a common place to provide support and assistance at every level for investors.