Miga and Foreign Direct Investment: Evaluating Developmental by Gerald T. West

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These projects have had important developmental effects on the host country's economy. An estimated 46,000 jobs have been created directly by the facilitated investments (Table 1). Nevertheless, developmental benefits did not only relate to the creation of jobs. They ranged from directly introducing modern technology, generating foreign exchange earnings, increasing government revenues, and developing local capital markets, to indirectly creating jobs, increasing human capital, and benefiting the surrounding community and project-related businesses.

Figure 7 Types of Developmental Impacts On the other hand, indirect effects usually are by-products of the project's business activities, and the causal connection to the investment is more difficult to measure. Such effects include upstream and downstream effects (which include indirect employment generation), social development and poverty alleviation, and the transfer Page 18 of knowledge. Diffused effects include impacts on the financial sector and capital markets, and demonstration effects.

Tarazona. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. 1'532dc21 98-44282 CIP Page iii CONTENTS Foreword v Acknowledgments vi Abbreviations and Acronyms vii Introduction ix I. MIGA's Purpose and Development Mandate A. The Context 1 B. Agency Growth and Contribution to Development 2 II. MIGA's Evaluation Methodology A. The Agency's Ongoing Evaluation Efforts 7 B. Selection of Projects for Evaluation 9 C. Selection of Monitoring Officers 9 D. Evaluation Sample 10 E. Project Evaluation Process 12 III.

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