Afghanistan and business are two words that do not normally appear together in today’s news outlets. Afghanistan’s businesses, however, are growing at an astounding rate and the resource-rich country presents many viable opportunities to foreign investors. Over 30 million people live in Afghanistan, where the majority of the population is under the age of 25. This new generation is better educated, more connected, and highly motivated to move its economy forward.
The Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO) was formed by the U.S. Department of Defense to leverage American international economic power as a strategic tool for promoting economic stabilization and security. TFBSO creates opportunities for Afghanistan and works with global private sector firms as the nation rebuilds its economy, infrastructure and government. TFBSO is an excellent resource for investors interested in private sector opportunities in an emerging and growing economy.