Afghan Biographies

Mir Haroun Haroon

Name Mir Haroun Haroon
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth 1966
Function/Grade Independent Consultant and Researcher
History and Biodata

2. Former Functions of Haroon Mir:
Adviser Ahmed Shah Massood (1969-2001)
Director Afghanistan's Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) (2007-2012)
Deputy Chief of Party (DAI) (2012-2013)
Executive Director Business Integrity Network Afghanistan (BINA) (2014-2015)
Policy analyst for French Company SIG and Partners Afghanistan
Independent Consultant and Researcher (2016 - )

3. Biodata Haroon Mir:
Haroun_MirHaroun Mir is an U.S.-educated Afghan analyst in Kabul and one of the three founders of Afghanistan's Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS). He served as an advisor to late Ahmad Shah Massoud from 1993-99. Lately, he has been working as an independent consultant and analyst in Kabul for various national and international clients. He has an undergraduate degree in Physics from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, in France and a graduate degree in Economics from George Mason University in Virginia, USA. Mir holds a Master of Arts in economics from George Mason University in the US and a License and Bachelor of Science in physics from the Université Denis Diderot in France and George Mason University respectively.

Mir has published widely on the development of Afghanistan. His work has appeared in the International Herald Tribune, the Times of India, the Hindu Business Line, Asia Times Online, and the Johns Hopkins’ Central Asia Caucasus Institute Analysis. He is a critic of President Karzai's administration.

Haroun Mir has been engaged in the political evolution of Afghanistan for more than two decades as an adviser to foreign donors and governments, as an analyst and researcher and as a manager in different donor funded programs. Currently he serves as a political analyst and independent consultant.(20180517)

Haroun Mir stood unsuccessfully in the parliamentary polls from Kabul in 2010.

He speaks Dari, English and French.

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