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Investment and development: the role of private investment in developing countries

Book/book chapter

From the point of view of private investors in Britain there are two matters on which there is a greatest need for clarity.

Firstly, if they are to do a responsible job, the question whether to invest or not must be based on a conscious and informed decision. For instance, the private investor must know what are the attitudes of governments towards the development plan and what views are taken by the IBRD.

Secondly, private investors should not be influenced by the decisions taken by British institutions. They should, however, talk frankly about profit, its moral and commercial obligations. In so doing, the investor is more likely to be welcomed.

This collection of publications addresses some vital questions about private investment in foreign countries.

Leslie Rowan, J.H. Loudon, Jock Campbell, Arthur Gaintskell, William Clark