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Afghanistan Study: Revitalizing a Financial Sector After Sustained Conflict

Author(s): 
Mayada El-Zoghbi
Tanjila Islam
Organization(s): 
Banyan Global
Institutional Sponsor: 
United States Agency for International Development
Publication date: 
Friday, August 1, 2008
This microREPORT provides background information on the country context for financial sector development in Afghanistan. It is followed by a case study of CFA MF, highlighting its transformation from a community-based model to a sustainable institution that serves disadvantaged groups. The second case study details ARFC's financing and support of small and medium enterprises as well as linkages to other USAID-funded programs. Each case study begins with a description of the project, followed by a summary of lessons learned.