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Organizational Development, Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Latin America and the Caribbean USAID 1987 1987

DevTech provided technical assistance in economic analysis and organizational development. The project consisted of redefining the strategic mission of the Ministry so it could enhance its role as a promoter and facilitator of private-sector development. The analysis included a wide range of sectoral activities of the ministry, including capital markets, financial enterprises, the insurance industry, fisheries, mineral resources, domestic and international trade, patent and brand registration, and the definition of industry standards.

The project also analyzed general economic conditions that affect the development of the private sector, especially labor markets, market imperfections in the transportation industry, the legal system, and the body of laws regarding property rights and the security of contractual relations. In addition, DevTech provided technical assistance in the design of management information systems and budgeting procedures.