Recommendations to policy makers should be approached with much caution. It is a truism that the further a person is from the center of responsibility the more irresponsible or inappropriate the suggestions can become. Not only is the suggester not as subject to the moderating hot coals of accountability for the “improvements” suggested, but there is frequently a large “expertise” gap created by the differing levels of insider — outsider background, training, and experience. In more recent times, there is also the considerable factor of “special interest” advocacy that tends to “color” the receptivity potential for “policy” recommendations. The “advocacy” contained in the following recommendations is simple, straight-forward, and declared up-front: the goal of the recommendations is to suggest ways in which the amount of FDI flowing into developing countries might be effectively increased. With profound humility, the following policy recommendations are submitted::
KeywordsForeign Direct Investor Host Country Overseas Development Council Foreign Profit Cost Reduction Project
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