Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Afghans bank future on the next president

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al-Jazeera, 14 June 2014

In this article discussing Afghanistan’s post-election economic outlook, AAN’s Martine van Bijlert is quoted:

“The withdrawal of the NATO forces will have an obvious impact on the Afghan economy,” according to Martine van Bijlert, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, a Kabul-based research organisation. “What complicates the picture is that nobody really knows how the Afghan economy works. Large parts of it are either informal or illicit. This makes it difficult to predict how large the shocks will be to the system,” van Bijlert said.