Mr. Nazir Kabiri

Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Government of Afghanistan

Nazir Kabiri is currently Advisor to the Finance Minister of Afghanistan. He is a Research Fellow at the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) focusing on Afghanistan and Pakistan issues.

As an Advisor to the Finance Minister, he facilitates interactions among the Cabinet, Parliament, the donor community and the private sector.

Mr. Kabiri is a key interlocutor for the international financial institutions (IMF, WB, ADB etc) and other bilateral donors. As an Advisor, Mr. Kabiri provides the Ministry with advisory support on Government’s major reform agendas and policies in the fields of development, donor coordination and capacity development.

He has played 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 on Afghanistan in July 2012.

Moreover, Mr. Kabiri provides technical and policy support to several mega regional programs such as Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC), ‘Heart of Asia’ process, CASA1000 and TAPI. He is a regular speaker and policy advocate on a number of track-II initiatives initiated by prominent regional think-tanks.

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 and regional issues. Mr. Kabiri speaks English, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Farsi and Pashtu.


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