Data & Intelligence
Investment Facilitation in Transitional and Fragile States
Posted On: 01 Dec 2013 | Source: Centire for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) | Authors: Jake Cusack and Matt Tilleard, CrossBoundary
This paper outlines a new tool for policymakers to deploy to encourage private-sector development in developing nations. Specifically it argues that in fragile states there are systemic failures that cause an intermediation gap between sources of capital and entrepreneurs seeking investment. This gap prevents investment by raising transaction costs and exacerbating information asymmetry.