Operational Guidelines for Associations in Afghanistan

To enhance the understanding of the legal framework governing the life-cycle of associations, ICNL prepared these Operational Guidelines for Associations based on the Law on Associations, the Regulation on Procedure of Establishment and Registration of Associations, the Adopted Amendments to Law on Associations and other related legal initiatives in Afghanistan. The guidelines seek to explain the relevant laws in a language that is easily understood and provide practical guidance to associations.

The guidelines address the definition of associations, the legal existence of associations, structure, and governance, prohibition on direct or indirect private benefits, activities of associations, fundraising, reporting and supervision, and tax preferences in eight chapters. The guidelines are available in English, Dari, and Pashtu.

ICNL would like to thank Counterpart International and USAID, whose funding support made these guidelines possible.