Abid Amiri is the Director for Infrastructure Policies of the Policy Department at the Ministry of Finance. Prior to joining the Policy Department he was advisor to the Minister of Finance where he worked closely with the World Bank and IMF institutions on their development activities in Afghanistan.
Mr. Amiri has a wide range of domestic and international work experience in the development sector. He worked as Economic Affairs Officer for the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington between 2012 -2014. During his tenure at the Embassy, Mr. Amiri organized and facilitated a number of bilateral negotiations between the governments of Afghanistan and the United States, and multilateral organizations. Moreover, he has traveled extensively throughout Indonesia as consultant to carry out a field research for the International Reading Association – a non-profit organization for promoting literacy based in Washington. He has also worked for a number of other non-profit organizations based in Washington, and Afghanistan.
Abid Amiri holds a Master’s degree in Development Economics from The George Washington University in Washington and a B.A. degree in Economics and Global Studies from St. Lawrence University in New York. In addition, he has a number of publications including his work on Road Reconstruction in Post-Conflict Afghanistan published in the International Affairs Review, and his article on unemployment in Afghanistan in the Global Journal. Abid Amiri is fluent in Pashto, Dari, and English.