ABOUT AFGHANISTAN INSTITUTE of BANKING & FINANCE (AIBF)
The Afghanistan Institute of Banking and Finance (hereafter “Institute”) was established in 2010 to provide education, training, and research to Afghanistan’s banking and financial sector. Over the past three years, the Institute has delivered training on a broad range of subjects. In addition, it has established various relationships with regional banking and other financial institutes. From the beginning, the Institute was created as an independent non-profit organization with its own facilities and full-time training and support staff.
Most observers would agree that Afghanistan’s banks and micro finance units suffer from critical capacity shortages and must rely heavily on foreign nationals to operate financial institutions. The Afghan financial community also faces substantial challenges related to its participation in global finance markets owing largely to Afghanistan’s reputation as a home to terrorists and those who traffic in illegal currency flows.
The Afghanistan Institute of Banking and Finance operates at the frontier of knowledge in banking and finance. It provides Afghanistan’s financial community with state-of-art education and training all organizational levels within financial institutions and specializations of professional practice. It also provides the intellectual resources to Afghanistan’s finance sector to meet the needs of Afghanistan’s evolving economy.
The Afghanistan Institute of Banking and Finance provides education, training, research, and thought leadership to Afghanistan’s financial community consistent with global best practices.