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The Afghan Economy
An analysis of the factors contributing to the turmoil associated with the Afghan economy.
# 91744 | 1,918 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 05, 2007 in Economics (Taxation) , International Relations (U.S.) , Economics (National)

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This paper investigates the current status of the Afghan economy and presents opposing views on this issue. It suggests that years of war, as well as the recent involvement of America in Afghanistan, combined with religious, political and social issues have impacted the economy of the country. The paper concludes that while there has been growth in the Afghan economy, there are many problems that threaten to stifle the further growth of the economy.

Table of Contents:
Opposing Opinions On This Issue
The Afghan Economy

From the Paper:

"In fact in 2003 research revealed an increased dependency on poppy as a way for Afghans to survive. In addition the growing of Poppies has had the impact of increasing the amount of land rent, borrowing and marriage costs (Goodhand 2004). As a result desperate measures are taken to repay debts including absconding, and the premature marriage of daughters (Goodhand 2004). The article also explains that creditors are becoming more authoritarian in their approach, by kidnapping daughters and compulsory land purchases, to guarantee repayment (Goodhand 2004). The inability to repay debts has resulted in a great deal of conflict (Goodhand 2004). The author explains that an average accumulated debt per household of $1,835 was found through the research (Goodhand 2004). Many of the Farmers have two to six years to repay their debt. This means that many farmers are trapped in the opium economy for many years into the future (Goodhand 2004)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bhatia, M. (2005). Postconflict Profit: The Political Economy of Intervention. Global Governance, 11(2), 205+.
  • Goodhand, J. (2004). From War Economy to Peace Economy? Reconstruction and State Building in Afghanistan. Journal of International Affairs, 58(1), 155+.
  • Fujimura M. (2004) "The Afghan Economy after the Election". Asian Development Bank Institute. Retrieved March 16 from: rpb12.afghan.economy.postelection.pdf
  • Hayaud-Din, M. A. (2003). The Hawallah Network: Culture and Economic Development in Afghanistan. International Social Science Review, 78(1-2), 21+.
  • Pain, A. (2004) "The Impact of the Opium Economy on Household Livelihoods: Evidence from the Wakhan Corridor and Khustak Valley in Badakshan," unpublished report for the Aga Khan Development Network (London: January 2004).

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