Apex Consulting is engaged by the World Bank to conduct an assessment of business license renewal process and to develop a strategy paper along with a roadmap draft for further improvement.
The objectives of the Afghanistan Business License Renewal Assessment Project are to:
- Clarify and analyze the problem situation with respect to the renewal of licenses and tax clearance, and provide recommendations on how to streamline these processes
- Develop a strategy paper for the unification of business licensing and registration processes, including an implementation roadmap for the transfer of Afghan Investment Support Agency’s (AISA) licensing services to the Ministry of Commerce and Industries’ (MOCI) Afghanistan Central Business Registry. These tasks also include developing a new business model for AISA to support financially sustainable investment promotion activities in Afghanistan.
Meeting these objectives will result in an increased ease of doing business (and increased economic activity), a reduction in the costs and risks of business operations, and an improvement in the government’s capacities to build and sustain reform momentum in Afghanistan.