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    Posted January 14, 2013 by
    Assaif
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    Kabul, Afghanistan

    Italian consultancy to help achieving a better future for Afghanistan

     
    Italian consultancy to help achieving a better future for Afghanistan


    ASSAIF, the Italian Islamic finance consultancy, is engaged in a strategic contribution to the Afghanistan Rural Development Program (AREDP). The program aims to ensure the social, economic, and political welfare of rural society, especially poor and vulnerable people, through the provision of basic services, strengthening local governance, and promoting sustainable livelihoods.

    ASSAIF has been tasked with the designing and implementation of sustainable products that meet the pent-up demand for financing and savings in a social environment that represents three quarters of the Afghan population and where requests for Shariah-compliance and objection to interest payment are widespread and often absolute. Furthermore, it has to ensure that potential depositors and investors are well informed about the opportunities and risks and that Islamic financing is perceived as transparent and genuine.

    Within a timeframe during which the Afghan people will be taking their destiny more and more in their own hands and aiming to surmount decades of suffering that have left behind a war-torn society and countryside, the utter social, cultural and environmental relevance of ASSAIF’s endeavour becomes evident. Furthermore, it has a strategic bearing for the whole Hindu Kush area (a territory that includes Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and parts of China) due to the historical and geo-political role that Afghanistan has played in Central Asia.

    Italy’s support for the development of civil society in Afghanistan is decade-long, and has spanned several sectors. A key contribution has been the reconstruction of the national judiciary system and of the juvenile justice.

    For more information visit www.assaif.org or contact Assaif at product.development@assaif.org. All updates on the Afghanistan project can be followed on Assaif's Facebook's page www.facebook.com/assaiforg .

    More on ASSAIF:
    ASSAIF provides strategic institutional advisory worldwide to governments, central banks, public and semi-public institutions, regional and local authorities. It operates on a projects-basis model by establishing core teams of professionals and local experts in the legal and Shariah, fiscal and administrative, financial engineering and marketing areas. ASSAIF does not consult with private or commercial ventures.
    ASSAIF started working in Afghanistan in mid-2012 and launched the Takaful industry in the country, tackling the business modeling, product development and capacity building issues with a particular focus on the regulatory framework.

    ASSAIF -Via Montebello, 14 - I 20121 Milan - tel: ++390289604727 - fax: ++390293665127

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