Transforming Afghanistan's business
landscape for economic growth

Harakat collaborates with the private sector, civil society, and its supporting pillars to promote economic development, job creation, and poverty reduction in Afghanistan.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to catalyze private sector investment and stimulate economic growth in Afghanistan. Through our efforts, we aim to create a conducive environment for inclusive employment, capacity building, investment facilitation, and livelihood generation.

Private Sector Advocacy Platform

The private sector has always been vital to Afghanistan’s economy, contributing to economic growth and job opportunities.  However, the economic landscape since 2021 has left many businesses struggling to survive, with limited access to financing, reduced demand for their products and services, and uncertainty around government policies and regulations. With support from the IFC, Harkat […]

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Women’s Economic Inclusion

At the heart of our work lies the goal of empowering women entrepreneurs. We achieve this through a range of initiatives such as comprehensive training, mentorship programs, and ensuring fair access to resources. Our aim is to create equal opportunities for women to excel in their businesses and make valuable contributions to the economic growth […]

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About Harakat

Harakat is committed to fostering a conducive and dynamic business ecosystem in Afghanistan. We recognize the pivotal role of a vibrant private sector in propelling economic growth and generating employment opportunities. Through strategic partnerships and collaborative efforts, we diligently work towards sustainable private sector growth and foster an inclusive business ecosystem in Afghanistan.

Harakat's success is built on expertise, experience, and a deep understanding of the Afghan business landscape. Leveraging our knowledge and extensive network of private sector drivers, civil society, and key government stakeholders, we actively advocate for policy reforms, streamline bureaucratic processes, and promote transparency and sustainability in sound business practices.

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    Zeeshan Sheikh
    IFC, Country Manager
    Pakistan & Afghanistan

    “Working with Harakat has been instrumental for IFC in establishing a dynamic private sector advocacy forum in Afghanistan. Harakat's role in engaging both the private sector Business Member Organizations (BMOs) in Kabul and the provinces has been pivotal. Through this collaborative platform, the private sector can efficiently work to address challenges, coordinate opportunities, and actively contribute to policy formulation. Harakat's leadership commitment has elevated the impact of the initiative, and we hope to continue to build on this partnership going forward.”

    Our Partners

    We are privileged to collaborate with development partners who share our commitment to Afghanistan's development.