The status of the private sector in Afghanistan
In 2014-2015, NIR conducted a comprehensive study together with SIPRI on the status of the private sector in Afghanistan. The study was funded by Sida and describes the impediments to the private sector and its prospects of contributing to economic development and security in the country. It is one of the most comprehensive studies on the topic in recent years, involving research visits to five provinces. The public report was released in October 2015 and presented in Kabul, Stockholm, Brussels and Washington D.C.