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Inside Washington by William A. Delphos

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Chapter 4

Technical Assistance

Due to the complex nature of conducting business in emerging markets, companies often need guidance that extends beyond securing financial support. This guidance, in its numerous forms, tends to fall into the broad category of technical assistance. In this context, technical assistance refers to services that assist officials or executives in operating successfully by improving practices, policies, systems, or institutions. On its most basic level, it involves the transfer of knowledge from qualified and experienced organizations or consultants to countries, companies, or individuals that stand to benefit from such knowledge. Assistance is often offered in the form of market research studies, financial analysis, ...

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