The AES is the result of a longstanding Afghan-German cooperation

The Afghan Economic Society (AES) is the result of a longstanding cooperation with Afghan economic faculties, developed by the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (German acronym: IEE) of RUB between 2002 and 2004. The cooperation aimed at improving teaching standards and the quality of research at Afghan economic faculties by building capacity of multipliers by offering a Bachelor and Master in Management and Economics Upgrading and later even a PhD program. In order to avoid the risk of brain drain and to provide research based consultancy to the public and private sector in Afghanistan, the AES was founded in 2016.