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Private Foreign Investment in the Poorest Countries

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Private Foreign Investment in the Poorest Countries

Published: September 3, 2003

On March 24, 2003, 55 people gathered at the Wilton Park conference facility in Sussex, England, to look for ways private foreign investment can contribute more to growth and development in the poorest countries. The group reviewed patterns of private foreign investment since the beginning of the 1990s and shared knowledge about, and experience with, its impact in poor countries. It identified the key influences on foreign investment, and evaluated the main initiatives taken to both increase investment in poor countries and improve its contribution to development. This analysis, and the recommendations presented in it, are inspired by the Wilton Park discussions.

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