Harakat - Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility Organization
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Completion of Sharia-compliant Regulatory Framework Paves the Way for SME's Access to Finance

October ,15,2015
The Central Bank of Afghanistan with the technical and financial assistance from Harakat-Afghanistan Investment Climate Organization completed the development of Sharia-compliant SME access to finance regulatory framework for the first time in Afghanistan.
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President Ghani Tackles Corruption at the National Conference of Religious Leaders (Olama) – Moving Towards Integrity Project

September, 01,2015
Harakat – Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility Organization and Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) launched the National Conference of Religious Leaders (Olama), which was a part of Moving Towards Integrity Project on Tuesday in Kabul.
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Afghanistan Center for Dispute Resolution is Now Open for Business:

A Key Challenge to Doing Business in Afghanistan Is Addressed

June,30, 2015
The Afghanistan Center for Commercial Dispute Resolution (ACDR) welcomed more than 120 participants at its Inauguration and ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. ACDR, based in Kabul, is the first center of its kind in Afghanistan, which provides mediation services, calculation services for commercial disputes in Afghanistan.
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A new era for the financial system in Afghanistan - Public Credit Registry and Collateral Registy systems are up and running
 April,26, 2015
Access to finance is a critical barrier to investment and growth for small and medium size businesses in Afghanistan. A major part of this problem is lack of sufficient regulatory and institutional mechanisms and the technical platforms that a modern financial system requires. 
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Private Sector Priorities for Reform Conference
October 19, 2014
Representatives from the Afghan private sector came together today at the “Private Sector Priorities for Reform Conference” in Kabul to identify a short list of practical, measurable, and realistic reforms that would remove constraints to doing business in Afghanistan, helping to spur economic growth.
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Establishment of Residential Mortgage Market in Afghanistan, a Harakat-funded Project
June, 01, 2014
Da Afghanistan Bank (Central Bank of Afghanistan) and Harakat (Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility Organization) signed an official Grant Funding Agreement to launch the Residential Mortgage Framework Development Project in Afghanistan
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Establishment of Islamic Banking will Improve Access to Finance in Afghanistan
May,06, 2014
Da Afghanistan Bank (Central Bank of Afghanistan) and Harakat – Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility Organization gathered to inaugurate the launch of Shariah Complaint Project
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Marking World Intellectual Property Day 2014 in Afghanistan
April, 26, 2014
Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) and Harakat Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility Organization gathered to celebrate the World Intellectual Property Day 2014 at MoCI Conference Hall.
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National Skills Development Program (NSDP/MoLSAMD) Handovers 40 National Occupational Skills Standards to DM-TVET, Ministry of Education to Develop Curricula within the Technical Vocational Institutes
April 9, 2014
Kabul, April 9, 2014 - Harakat - Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility Organization, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD), and the Deputy Ministry of Technical Vocational and Education Training (DM-TVET) held a conference on the completion of 40 National Occupational Skills Standards through “Institutional Capacity Development for Demand Driven Labour Market Force” Project with technical and financial support by Harakat
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Afghanistan National Business Forum
February,27, 2014
Kabul,Afghanistan, Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) and Harakat – Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility Organization jointly organized the Afghanistan National Business Forum.
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International Certification of Forty National Occupational Skills Standard and Curricula
17 November 2013
Kabul,Afghanistan, Harakat - Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility Organization, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled – National Skills Development Program (MoLSAMD-NSDP) and the Deputy Ministry of Technical Vocational and Education Training (DM-TVET) gather to sign an agreement aiming to launch the second phase of “Institutional Capacity Development for Demand Driven Labour Market Force” project.
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Harakat Integrity Initiative Project takes bottom-up approach to fight corruption
November,12, 2013
Kabul,Afghanistan, Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility Organization, Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) and the Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs (MoHRA) gather to sign an agreement aiming to launch “Harakat Integrity Initiative” which pursues a bottom-up approach to reduce corruption.
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Craft Industry a Great Potential Source of Economic Growth
Nov 2013
Kabul,Afghanistan, In order to drive competitiveness and growth in the country’s craft sector, Harakat, the Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan (EPAA) and the Far and Wide Collective Firm signed a grant agreement today, marking the start of the Afghan National Craft Standards Development Project: The Afghanistan Artisan Toolkit.
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Conference Marks Two Years of Successful Business Licensing Reform in Afghanistan
July,07, 2013
KABUL, Afghanistan, 7 July 2013 –The Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) is hosting a conference to celebrate successful business licensing reforms in Afghanistan which is funded by Harakat – Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility Organization.
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Investment Climate Reform Workshop
January,21, 2013
Herat, Afghanistan – Business and community leaders in Herat will gather on 21  in Afghanistan January to exchange ideas for improving the Investment Climate.
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Land Leasing Reforms Contribute to Increased Investment and Job Opportunities in Afghanistan
December,11, 2012
KABUL, Afghanistan – Leasing land has been a major obstacle for domestic and international investors looking to do business in Afghanistan. ARAZI, a Harakat funded project, has made great strides in driving reform in this area over the past two years.
 
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CONFERENCE ON IDENTIFYING OPPORTUNITIES FOR TRANSPORT & TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT IN AFGHANISTAN (2012-2014)
October 09, 2012 
According to the Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS), improving Afghanistan’s infrastructure and creating an efficient transport sector is essential to strengthen the pre-requisite for unity of the country and is a major tool in promoting economic recovery and development.
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Small Taxpayers Office Reform (STOR) of Ministry of Finance, Revenue Department
November 24th, 2010
The reform project for Small Taxpayer's Office (STO) of the Ministry of Finance, Afghanistan Revenue Department will be implemented in Kabul.
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American University of Afghanistan and Harakat-Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility Launch School of Accounting
May 27th, 2010 
Recognizing the critical shortage of trained accountants in Afghanistan, the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) and the Harakat have signed an agreement to provide programs for up to 850 people over the next four years to receive training in accounting.
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Harakat-Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility Granted $ 1.3 Million to AIBF
December 3, 2009
Harakat - Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility today approved a grant of US $1.3 million to support the capacity building efforts of the Afghanistan Institute of Banking and finance (AIBF) for three years.
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Agreement Signed to Finance Afghanistan Licensing Reform Project
November 21, 2009
H.E. Wahidullah Shahrani, Minister of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) and Mr. Suleman Fatimie, CEO of Harakat-Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility today signed an agreement for the financing of the first phase of the Afghanistan Licensing Reform Project which will be implemented by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group.
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ALCO - Protecting investors from fraudulent transactions, competing claims, & forced eviction leading to financial loss
October 25, 2009
The Land Records Modernisation Project (LRMP), featuring a new computerised system of land titles, was secured today through a grant agreement of some 38,738,857 Afghani (some US$774,777) from Harakat (Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility).
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