strategic thinking


However, the Research and Development (R&D) was established as a Unit in 2017 for drafting policies, strategies, and value chain studies of various minerals for the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum of Afghanistan, the unit was upgraded to Directorate in the new structure of the Ministry.

  • Conducting primary and secondary research on minerals 
  • Conducting analytical research for drafting mineral policies and providing recommendations for economic development of the mineral sectors of Afghanistan
  • Drafted a 7-year Reform Strategy and received High Economic Council’s (HEC) approval
  • Conducted Value Chain Studies (VCS) for:


    •  Marble
    • Talc
    • Cement
    • Coal
    • Chromite
    • Salt; and
    • Other VCSs for other primary commodities
  • Presenting VCS in HEC
  • Drafted Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) formalization strategy and received HEC approval
  • Drafted a 5-year action plan for the ASM
  • Drafted a Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) for the Mining Inspection Directorate for collection of information on illegal mining
  • Drafted reporting template for collection of information on illegal mining for the Mining Inspection Directorate
  • Drafted Monitoring Mechanism for Mining Protection Committee of the Ministry


- MoMP Full Report on Marble  Download files
- MoMP TALC Industry HEC  Download files
- ASM SS Formalisation  Strategy  Download files
- Chromite Presentation  MoMP  Download files
- MoMP Coal Industry  Download files
- MoMP Salt Industry Final  Download files