Afghan Biographies

Kabiri, Nazir

Name Kabiri, Nazir
Ethnic backgr. Hazara
Date of birth 1982
Function/Grade Deputy Minister of Finance for Policy
History and Biodata

Nazir Kabiri
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2. Previous Function:
UK-Department for International Development (DFID) (2006 - 2009)
Adviser to the Minister of Finance (20111200-20181200)
Executive Director Biruni Institute (20190600 - 202102)
Deputy Minister of Finance for Policy (20210200)
3. Biodata:

Nazir Kabiri was born 1982 in Afghanistan. He is currently the Deputy Minister for Policy at the Ministry of Finance. He is a development and public policy expert with nearly 18 years of experience working for the Government institutions, NGOs and international donor agencies. Most recently Kabiri worked as the Executive Director at the Biruni Institution that is an independent public policy think tank focused on economic and development issues in Afghanistan. Previously, he served as a Senior Economic Policy Advisor to the Finance Minister of Afghanistan for over six years. Nazir Kabiri advised the Minister of Finance on a broad range of policy issues that included input into the Government’s major reform agendas, public finance management, aid effectiveness, Institution building and regional economic cooperation. He was also a key interlocutor in the Ministry of Finance for international institutions and bilateral donors. Nazir Kabiri has been working in Afghanistan with NGOs and Government institutions since 2002 including five years with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). Nazir Kabiri holds a degree in Management from South Korea a BA in Economics from Kabul University and a Master’s Degree in Development Economics University of Kentucky (2009-2011) (Fulbright Scholar) from the United States. He frequently appears in the media speaking on issues related to the Afghan economy and regional Cooperation.

Kabiri, whose wife and family have remained in Afghanistan with him, said he faced criticism from friends and past associates that he is legitimizing a repressive regime, even if that was not his intent.

He is married and lives in Kabul.

Kabiri speaks Dari, Pashtu and English


Last Modified 2022-02-19
Established 2022-01-18