U.S. Treasury Department
The Treasury Attaché office serves as the Embassy's primary liaison with the Ministry of Finance and Central Bank on key policy issues that support economic growth, financial sector development, strong and sustainable fiscal performance, private sector development, and capacity building to strengthen public financial management. Treasury provides analysis of economic, fiscal, and financial developments to the Embassy and works with other agencies in Afghanistan to advance key U.S. Government objectives. Treasury also works with the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and Asian Development Bank to promote U.S. economic policy objectives.
An important Treasury priority involves efforts to detect, disrupt and dismantle illicit finance networks associated with insurgency groups and individuals, narco-trafficking, and corruption. To this end, Treasury works closely with other agencies to strengthen the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s capacity by enhancing its regulatory system, and identifying and supporting targeted action against illicit finance networks.
The Treasury Attaché office oversees a robust team of technical advisors from Treasury’s Office of Technical Assistance (OTA). Treasury maintains a team of advisors that mentor and support Afghan counterparts in the Ministry of Finance, Central Bank and Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation. OTA Advisors promote the overall objectives of the U.S. Treasury Department to help the Afghan government increase transparency, accountability and efficiency, reduce corruption and strengthen the development of market-based policies and practices.
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