Nahid Sarabi Deputy Minister for Policy

Ms. Naheed Sarabi is the Deputy Minister for Policy at the Ministry of Finance.

She was born in Kabul in 1986 to a family from the Sarab area of Ghazni province. She completed her primary education in Kabul. Her family migrated to Pakistan during the Taliban regime.

After the fall of the Taliban, Ms. Sarabi returned to Afghanistan and briefly joined the Kabul University Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences. She received a scholarship form the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to continue her studies in India.

She holds a Bachelors in Political Science from the Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi University and an M.A. in Development Management from Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.

In 2013, Ms. Sarabi returned to academia. This time as a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship. She received her second Masters in Applied Economics from Western Michigan University, USA.

Naheed Sarabi began her civil service career the in 2007 at the Afghan Presidential Palace where she was in charge of presidential correspondence and research programs. She has worked as Senior Coordination and Partnership Advisor for the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG), which is the agency responsible for sub-national governance. As a Senior Policy Advisor to the Office of the Deputy Minister for Policy in Ministry of Finance, Ms. Sarabi worked with a team of experts who helped in the development and oversight of the strategic development framework for Afghanistan, the Afghanistan National Peace and Development Framework (ANPDF).

She served as the Director of the Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS) from 2010-2013. During her tenure as Director of ANDS, she oversaw the preparation of Implementation Plans for the ANDS and its twenty-two National Priority Programs (NPPs), and assisted in establishing the monitoring framework for these NPPs.

She was a member of the core organizing team for the Tokyo Conference 2012 and Brussels Conference 2016. She also served as Director General for Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting at the Office of Deputy Minister for Policy.