The Honourable Aileen Carroll, Minister of International Cooperation, invited 25 people recognized in the field of economic development to Ottawa to discuss how Canada can get the best value from the money it spends on helping to develop the private sector in the Third World.

Among the select list of invitees was the president of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS), Brian Lee Crowley. Others seated around the table included Marco Pronto from Lea International Ltd.; Ann Weston from the North-South Institute; James Gray of the Canada West Foundation; David Creighton from Cordiant Capital Inc.; and Nigel Fisher from the United Nations Office for Project Services. It was to these experts Ms. Carroll turned for advice as her government finalizes the implementation strategy for its Private Sector Development (PSD) Policy.

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