But, in developing nations like Afghanistan, the accurate and honest recording and reporting of financial data is a revelation. More important, it is a critical foundational component for economic growth and prosperity.
But, if this battle weary country is to grow its economy and improve its citizens' standard of living, an expanding population of accountants is critical.
As the Economist notes in its article:
Boring old accountancy might not seem a priority for a war-torn country. But in business it
can foster trust and transparency—scarce commodities in a country where corruption is
Given the often benighted situation in the country, how cool is it to read that 1,000 people have begun to qualify as accountants, and especially that a third of those are women.