Afghanistan's inadequate infrastructure remains one of the critical issues holding back economic growth in the country. The existing infrastructure can't satisfy the needs of economic development as well as the demand of a growing population. However, the country's large financial deficit and lack of resources limits the Government's capacity to meet growing infrastructure needs, and is a major obstacle to the country's efforts to improve its business environment. The Government recognizes the need to increase its efforts and scarce resources through Public Private Partnerships (PPP).
What is currently being done
In recognition of the growing importance of the role of PPPs in Afghanistan, Harakat Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility (2009-2015) supported the Ministry of Finance (MOF) to establish a framework for PPPs in 2014. MOF created the Central Partnership Authority (CPA) to put this framework in to action.
How Harakat will support this
Harakat will work with government partners to successfully get PPP projects off the ground, support the CPA, tackle bottlenecks in PPP processes and address technical gaps.