Ghiasy, R., Zhou, J., and Hallgren, H.: Afghanistan's Private Sector: Status and Way Forward , (SIPRI and NIR: Stockholm, October 2015)
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Development work is mostly done by charities and not-for-profit organizations, with the private sector often seen as incompatible with this kind of work. In reality, private sector involvement can be a positive thing for peace and development, bring security and autonomy to regions that have undergone conflict and instability. SIPRI aims to bridge this percieved incompatibility by identifying potential paths for cooperation between private companies and the development sector, and understanding the challenges and opportunities on either side.
SIPRI studies the private sector’s potential to contribute to security and economic development in Afghanistan.