Building Self-Reliance and Prosperity in Afghanistan

A Conversation with:
Mr. Paul Ross
Mission Chief for Afghanistan
International Monetary Fund

Moderated by:
The Honorable James B. Cunningham
Zalmay Khalilzad Chair, Afghanistan Rising, South Asia Center,
Atlantic Council 

Afghanistan has made enormous progress in reconstruction, development, and lifting per capita income. Despite steps taken to lay the foundation for economic stability and growth, reduce poverty, and achieve social and development objectives, political and security uncertainties weighed on economic performance in 2014. They weakened confidence and growth declined to 1.5 percent in 2014. Within this context, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) remains closely engaged in Afghanistan with a staff-monitored program to address vulnerabilities and help manage risks going forward, and to build self-reliance and prosperity. IMF Mission Chief Paul Ross will discuss Afghanistan's economic prospects and challenges that must be addressed to ensure that the country continues to develop and grow its economy.


DATE:             Thursday, June 11, 2015

TIME:              9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.                  

LOCATION:     Atlantic Council

                      1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor
                      Washington, DC 20005

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