Industrial Development: A Guide for Accelerating Economic Growth

Industrial Development: A Guide for Accelerating Economic Growth

Industrial Development: A Guide for Accelerating Economic Growth

Industrial Development: A Guide for Accelerating Economic Growth

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This book is intended primarily as a practical manual for people who work on the preparation, analysis, or appraisal of industrial projects in or for underdeveloped countries or regions. It is not a book on theoretical economics; it is rather an elementary do-it-yourself guide on how to find and develop sound projects and get financing for them. It aims to help businessmen and government officials in underdeveloped areas investigate and prepare industrial projects better, so that the risks will be reduced and the prospects of economic gain increased. It aims to give to those who are starting in industrial development work a realistic picture of some of the problems involved and possible approaches to their solution.

In writing this book I make no claim for originality. Most of the ideas and methods explained are well known in international economic development work. I have tried to bring together an explanation of some of the principles and techniques which have been found useful in industrial investment work but are not as widely known or used as they might be in many places.

While this book has been written mainly with the needs and problems of some of the smaller, more underdeveloped countries in mind, most of its contents have a substantial degree of applicability to countries in an intermediate stage of development and to the industrially less-developed regions within the United States and Canada and other generally industrialized nations.

A fundamental premise of this book is this: it is not basically a shortage . . .

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