Afghanistan was on the precipice of a humanitarian disaster, and it fell off that precipice, said Madiha Afzal at the Brookings Institution.
The informal network of exchangers are making money available in ways banks can't, says Cambridge research fellow Nafay Choudhury.
Afghanistan's economy needs the help of regional forces and countries, economist Asad Ejaz Butt says.
"You can't just think of these people as refugees. In a lot of cases, you've got to think of them as returning war veterans."
Ajmal Ahmady, whose dramatic exit from the country was described in viral tweets, says inflation and poverty will likely rise.
The U.S. has already frozen Afghan assets in this country.
The last time the fundamentalists were in power, they banned education for girls and women.
With the Taliban in control, the business picture there could look foggy to the rest of the world, especially when it comes to how much money the government will actually have.
The hardline government might need the groups to provide basic social services. But it's also likely to fear their human rights advocacy.
The Taliban has taxed everything from government projects to international trade.