German investment in developing countries

Research paper by Awni-Al-Ani

Indexed on: 01 Jul '69Published on: 01 Jul '69Published in: Inter economics


The Pros and Cons of direct investment promotion measures in overseas countries have recently become the subject of fierce controversy in all industrialised countries, including the Federal Republic of Germany. Advocates and opponents of such measures, however, almost exclusively try to analyse the desirability and effects of such investments in the industrialised countries only, virtually disregarding the problem of direct investment in developing countries. The Department on Development Policies of the Hamburg Institute for International Economics has therefore recently begun to investigate the volume, the motivation, and the success of German investments in the “Third World”. The following report discusses the first results of this study.