A Snapshot: Challenges and Hope for Private Sector Development in Afghanistan

November 18, 2010 • 8:30 – 9:30 pm EST

A Snapshot: Challenges and Hope for Private Sector Development in Afghanistan

with

Jake Cusack
MPPMBA candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School

and

Erik Malmstrom 
MPPMBA candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School

Moderated by:

Robert D. Lamb
CSIS Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of the Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project

Fourth Floor Conference Room,
CSIS

1800 K. St. NW,
Washington, DC 20006

A conversation with Jake Cusak and Erik Malmstrom about their travels in Kabul, Herat, Balkh, Nagarhar, and Kandahar Provinces from May to August 2010. While in Afghanistan, they conducted field research on business development in Afghanistan and are currently finalizing a report of their findings.

The central goal was to understand the narratives, challenges, and opportunities of Afghan entrepreneurs and firms in order to inform a more effective strategy to empower them.

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Robert D. Lamb

Robert D. Lamb

Senior Associate (Non-resident), International Security Program