- The Taleban Ministry of Finance mini-budget for the last quarter of 1400 (21 December 2021 to 20 March 2022) with its breakdown of planned spending of 53.9 billion Afs, which is the best we have from the Emirate about its spending priorities, as the information it subsequently released concerning its 1401 budget was just a few sentences long.
- ‘Accountability sessions’ held in August and September 2022 in which the Emirate’s senior officials described to journalists, radio listeners and television viewers the achievements of their ministry or other state body during the first year of Taleban rule. Most boasted about the revenues collected, projects or ‘outputs’ related to their organisations and a handful mentioned budgets or staffing.
- Information on salary payments to state employees, gathered by AAN in interviews conducted between June and August 2022, with a smaller round of interviews in December 2022 and January 2023 to check what, if anything, had changed.
This is the second part of reporting on Emirate finances. Part 1, Taxing the Afghan Nation: What the Taleban’s pursuit of domestic revenues means for citizens, the economy and the state, was published in September 2022.