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Islamic Republic of Afghanistan :, Second Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility: Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

This paper discusses the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s Second Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility. Political pressures on tax administration and the granting of concessions to some manufacturers through increased protection on final goods and lower duty rates on raw materials pose risks to achieving the revenue targets, and are distorting the customs regime. The external current account is projected to improve, and official reserves would remain at about five months of prospective imports
Table Of Contents
""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""List of Acronyms""; ""Executive Summary""; ""I. Introduction""; ""II. Recent Economic and Policy Developments""; ""III. Performance Under the Program""; ""IV. The 2007/08 Program""; ""A. Macroeconomic Outlook""; ""B. Fiscal Policy""; ""C. Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies and Financial Sector Reforms""; ""D. External Sector Outlook and Policies""; ""E. Structural Policies, Poverty Reduction, and Statistical Issues""; ""V. Program Monitoring and Risks""; ""VI. Staff Appraisal""; ""Figures""; ""1. Price Developments, December 2003�April 2007""
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