Research Fellow Mr. Nazir Kabiri

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Nazir Kabiri is Advisor to the Finance Minister of Afghanistan. He assumed office in December 2011. Mr. Kabiri advises the Minister in Development and Financial Policies. In this role his principal responsibilities include building and maintaining constructive relationship with the Cabinet, Parliament, donor community, partner ministers and the private sector, to ensure that the Ministry sets and achieves appropriate objectives for increased budget execution, and revenue collection.

Mr. Kabiri is a key interlocutor for the international financial institutions (IFM, WB, ADB etc) and bilateral donors. As an Advisor, Mr. Kabiri provides the Ministry with quality support and advice on a broad range of policy issues that includes input on Government’s major reform agendas, creation of Government policies in the fields of development, aid management, donor coordination and capacity development.

Mr. Kabiri has contributed immensely to policy and strategy development within the Government of Afghanistan, including, among others, playing an instrumental role in shaping Afghanistan’s socio-economic strategy – supporting self-reliance in Afghanistan: Strategic vision for transformation decade – presented at the Tokyo international conference in July 2012.





Mr. Kabiri has been working in Afghanistan with the NGOs and Government institutions since 2002. Prior to the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Kabiri worked with the aid and development section of the British Embassy (DFID) in Kabul. Mr. Kabiri holds a degree in Management from South Korea, a BA in Economics from Kabul University and Master’s Degree in Development Economics from the US. He is frequently contacted by the media for information and comments on issues related to the Afghan economy. Mr. Kabiri speaks English, Arabic, Urdu/ Hindi, Farsi and Pashtu.