Afghanistan faces an uncertain economic outlook. Economic growth has slowed considerably, unemployment is on the rise, and ongoing insecurity hampers investment and encourages many of the most productive and educated citizens to migrate.
The World Bank estimates that growth in 2016 will be below 2% percent and will remain low in the medium term. Declining levels of international support have reduced demand and contributed to deflation, which is likely to exacerbate an unemployment rate already at 40 percent. More