A Conceptual Framework to Measure Economic Growth of Afghanistan

Sayed Ramez, Muhammad Farooq, Valliappan Raju


Afghanistan is the least developed country in Asia which is under war from the previous 20 years. After the end of the  partial war, many aspects of Afghan economy are improving, for instance, the GDP has advanced 2.5% from 2016 to 2017. However, Per Capita Income is very low, safety, health and education are the areas which needs improvement. The exports of Afghanistan are on the decline. The natural currency reserve of Afghanistan is decline despite having many mineral assets. One of the core apparent behind all these decline aspects is corruption in Afghanistan. As transparency international the corruption of Afghanistan has increased in 2017 compared to 2016. It is of the most corrupt countries in the world.  Due to war and less developments Afghanistan is least studied country. To fill this gap in this study the research has explored multiple secondary data source to review existing economic situation in Afghanistan.  After exploring the economy  of afghanstan the study also provides a conceptual framework  for future reseachers to review economic growth of afghanistan using given framework. The study is useful for the policy makers to improve policies and prosperity of the country by identifying the role of crime. 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jad.v5i2.14210


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