Economic Development Missions
Enterprise Development Manuals
In the 1950s, after Jim Silberman had run the Marshall Plan technical assistance program, he directed development banks in Africa for what is now USAID. In this position he found that many entrepreneurs wanted to start businesses but did not know how to get started and how to develop a realistic business plan. As a result, he had developed complete business plans on how to set up and operate many different types of businesses. 135 “Enterprise Development Manuals” (EDM) were eventually developed
The objective of an EDM is to:
- Help establish new start-up companies in developing countries;
- Provide new employment opportunities in areas with few current opportunities;
- Supplement micro-loan programs where applicants do not have good plans for the use of available funds.
CEI has updated a few of these manuals. Click to view the initial sections of the manual entitled “Plant Requirements to Set Up and Operate a Meat Processing Plant”. For more information on these manuals, contact CEI at www.ceiworld.org.