Small and Medium Enterprises Development and Regional Trade in Afghanistan

Type: Report
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Date: 20 June 2013
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This paper analyses the role of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Afghan economy; the challenges of developing SMEs in an infant market economy; how SMEs are coping with the military transition and declining aide. The paper also looks at the role of SMEs in Afghanistan’s trade with Central Asia and the hurdles impeding growth of that trade. The paper provides recommendations for strengthening SMEs and better - facilitating their role in trade.

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