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PEDL Research Note. Using Mobile Salary Payments to Improve Afghan Firm Performance

@inproceedings{Blumenstock2013PEDLRN,
  title={PEDL Research Note. Using Mobile Salary Payments to Improve Afghan Firm Performance},
  author={J. Blumenstock and M. Callen and Tarek Ghani},
  year={2013}
}
Promoting private sector development in fragile and conflict-affected states is a key international policy challenge. Afghanistan provides a stark example of the urgency of this objective. Currently, 90 percent of government expenditure is comprised by foreign aid, and foreign aid disbursements equalled 47 percent of GDP in the 2008/09 fiscal year. When foreign troops withdraw in 2014, these numbers will fall precipitously, and only the most optimistic forecasts allow for continued progress… Expand

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