27 Apr Karmondena (EZ-Kar Regulatory Reform Program
The ‘Identification and Prioritization of National Level Government to Business (G2B) Services Regulatory Reforms’ project constitutes part of the broader ‘Karmondena (EZ-Kar Regulatory Reform Program’.
This private sector development project, which is funded by the World Bank Group and implemented by MoEC, is being undertaken by ACE in conjunction with our partner firm, the Policy and Management Consulting Group (PMCG).
The project’s aim is to formulate and implement a series of commercial reforms that will make Afghanistan a more attractive place to do business, primarily by reducing the weight of commercial bureaucracy and increasing the efficiency of business regulation. The project will maintain a particular focus on implementing reforms across the construction sector. ACE will be working with both MoEc and PriSEC to identify and implement the necessary reforms.
PMCG and ACE’s technical approach to the project across its 20-month lifespan can be summarised accordingly:
- To deliver to our Afghan public and private sector partners the technical capacity to transform the stifling bureaucracy that cripples business growth, job creation, and revenue collection
- To demonstrate that meaningful change is possible and generate the political will to achieve it
- To document, by the project’s end, meaningful reforms that reduce the time, cost, and complexity of construction permitting in the municipalities of Kabul, Jalalabad, Kandahar, and Herat.