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Understanding Markets in Afghanistan

Founder(s): DFID; World Bank
Status: Completed
Publications from this research project:

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 Read More

Understanding Markets in Afghanistan: A Study of the Market for Pharmaceuticals

This case study examines the experiences of Afghan businessmen in the private market for pharmaceuticals, where the greatest margins are made, what connections there are between market players and what, if any, barriers are faced by new entrants.

Understanding Markets in Afghanistan: A Study of the Market in Petroleum Fuels

This case study examines the experiences of Afghan businessmen in the private market for petroleum fuels, where the greatest margins are made, what connections there are between market players and what, if any, barriers are faced by new entrants.

Trading in Power: The Politics of Free Markets in Afghanistan

This briefing paper is based on the findings from a World Bank-funded study of markets related to three industries: construction materials, raisins, and carpets. The study found that a small group of businessmen with close links to political and military Read More

Understanding Markets in Afghanistan: A Case Study of the Raisin Market

This case study examines Afghanistan’s raisin market, looking at where the greatest margins are made, what connections there are between market players and what, if any, barriers are faced by new entrants.

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