Kazakhstan, Latvia, Romania and Russia – Regional Study of Private Enterprise Development
Checchi participated in a study of factors affecting the growth and development of private enterprise in the Europe and Eurasia region during the period of transition from centrally planned to market economies. The work focused on the causes of economic growth and relationships between such growth and USAID assistance efforts in four countries (Russia, Latvia, Romania, and Kazakhstan), representing varying policy environments. Each country study involved development of macroeconomic and industry profiles, a structured survey of representative enterprises, and estimates of the impact of U.S. assistance on U.S. commercial activity. The final report included recommendations on future USAID program priorities.