Cross-Border Trade and Transport Facilitation


The goal of the technical assistance (TA) was to promote economic growth and reduce poverty in Afghanistan by enhancing cross-border and transit trade with neighboring countries.

Expected Outcome

Expected Outputs

Specific outputs included:

  • infrastructure investment options, including road and railways, to facilitate the cross-border movement of goods;
  • specific cost recovery measures (e.g., transit fees and tolls) for such investments, taking into account equitable sharing of the infrastructure investment burden between Afghanistan and its neighbors;
  • amended and/or new laws, rules, regulations, bilateral and multilateral agreements for the operation of the new/improved cross-border infrastructure and movement of goods; and
  • appropriate institutional arrangements at the concerned ministries and agencies for operating the new/improved cross-border infrastructure.

Project Types

Technical Assistance


Funding AgencyAmount (USD millions)Notes
Asian Development Bank 0.55
Government of Afghanistan 0.05
Total 0.6