Report, prepared for Committee by Curt Tarnoff (CRS), reviewing the objectives, status, and ramifications of AID Private Enterprise Initiative, introduced in 1981 as an effort to shift the emphasis of AID economic development strategy in the Third World from a focus on public sector projects toward promotion of indigenous private enterprise.
Reviews AID structural adjustments to institutionalize the Private Enterprise Initiative; summarizes private enterprise promotion activities in various developing countries; and analyzes Third World economic reform and U.S. foreign aid program effectiveness issues raised by the Private Enterprise Initiative.
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