Tentmaker Reports

Afghanistan Report

Entrepreneurial Missions Index

46.1

General Information

Population

34,385,068 (36th most populous country in the world)

RELIGIONS
Sunni Muslim80%
Shia Muslim19%
Other1%
LANGUAGES
Afghan Persian/Dari50%
Pashto35%
Turkish languages11%
30 minor languages4%

Industries

Textiles, soap, furniture, shoes, fertilizer, apparel, food-products, non-alcoholic beverages, mineral water, cement, hand-woven carpets, natural gas, coal, copper

Unless otherwise noted, all information included here was obtained from the World Factbook project 4, conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). For more detailed information about Afghanistan, visit https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/af.html.

Business Information

The World Bank ranks Afghanistan as 0 out of 183 economies in terms of ease of doing business. The country ranks as 0 (of 183) in terms of ease of starting a business.

It requires 0 procedures, takes 0 days, and costs N/A% of income per capita to start a business in Afghanistan.

In order to start a business in Afghanistan, one must follow these procedures:

  1. Register at the Afghanistan Central Business Registry (ACBR) and obtain a Tax Identification Number (TIN)
  2. Pay registration an publication fees at Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) branch
  3. Obtain a business license from the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA)
  4. Receive inspection from the AISA

Unless otherwise noted, all information included here was obtained from the Doing Business project 3, conducted by the World Bank. For more detailed information about starting a business in Afghanistan, visit http://www.doingbusiness.org/.

 

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Afghanistan Economic Freedom

The World Economic Forum (WEF) was founded in 1971 by Klaus Martin Schwab at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.  It is a non-profit foundation best known for its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, which brings together top business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals and journalists to discuss both economic and social issues facing the world.  The WEF also serves as a think tank, and publishes a wide range of reports focusing on issues of concern and importance to Forum communities. In particular, Strategic Insight Teams focus on producing reports of relevance in the fields of competitiveness, global risks and scenario thinking.  The Global Competitiveness Report measures competitiveness of countries and economic competitiveness among a wide range of factors such as corruption, tax rates, work ethic, and many others.
 

Afghanistan Summary

 

1 World Economic Forum

2 Free the World
Gwartney, James and Robert Lawson with Herbert Grubel, Jakob de Haan, Jan-Egbert Sturm, and Eelco Zandberg (2009). Economic Freedom of the World: 2009 Annual Report. Vancouver, BC: The Fraser Institute. Data retrieved from www.freetheworld.com.

3 World Bank Data

4 World Factbook Project

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