Afghanistan

November 25, 2016

Afghanistan: Evidence and Learning Note on Business Enabling Reform (BER) and Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE)

The objectives of this Evidence and Learning Study are:

  1. To provide evidence to assist DFID Afghanistan to determine what other BER areas could be tackled (apart from legal and regulatory reform) to ease Afghan women’s entry into the market.
  2. To provide lessons from BER and WEE strategies that have worked in countries similar to Afghanistan with respect to FCAS contexts, political economy frameworks, youth dimension and/ or institutional environment.
  3. To provide evidence of how BER and WEE programmes have managed to have a larger impact including guidance on steps required to achieve this impact (that is, the factors that have enabled impact at scale to be achieved.).

Afghanistan: Harakat Phase 1 (Technical Support)

Objectives Stage 1

The objective of Stage 1 is to provide support to Harakat in informing the organisational design of Harakat under the new business model.  Detailed objectives are:

  1. To provide Harakat with a BER assessment covering diagnostic assessment of BE and development of a strategy and action plan for reform (supported by rapid research of what has worked for BE reform in FCAS),
  2. To provide support for the development of a strategy and action plan for reform (supported by rapid research of what has worked for BE reform in FCAS),
  3. To provide support for the development of the procurement process.
  4. Development of the procurement process.