The Afghanistan Revenue Department (ARD) is the unit of the government responsible for the administration and collection of tax and non-tax revenue required to fund services provided by the Government of Afghanistan. Over the past few years, considerable achievements have been made in ARD’s ability to collect revenue. However, insufficient domestic revenue to adequately fund education, health care, security and other critical services remains a serious problem. The Government of Afghanistan has therefore deemed an increase in domestic revenue a priority and imperative to the goal of reducing long-term reliance on donors.
As part of the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) – Public Financial Management Reform Project, the World Bank has provided funding to support the Government of Afghanistan in meeting its goals.