Can Afghanistan’s mineral wealth finance a bright future?

News & Insights
May 3, 2013
Former Afghan vice president Ahmad Zia Massoud and development maven Christian Cooper present a plan to leverage Afghanistan’s mineral wealth to fund social and infrastructural development through a three-step process:
  1. Establishing transparent and accountable trust funds,
  2. Dedicating a portion of the proceeds (presumably received by the central government) that are derived from mineral concession fees to capitalize those trust funds,
  3. Issuing bonds that are backed by those trust funds to fund infrastructure development projects.