Going to Market: Trade and Traders in Six Afghan Sectors
In 2004 and 2005, the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit undertook a series of focused studies of commodity chains in six
key sectors to gain an insight into the experience of Afghan businesses. Specifically, the studies investigated trade routes for the
commodities, the number and types of market players, choice of products and the role of the state in setting regulations and standards. The final report synthesises the findings from this research.