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Business Centres in Russia, USAID 1999

    The case study examines the New Business Development Program (NBDP), established by USAID in 1993. USAID funded the project for 3.5 years until March 1997. The case study highlights and illustrates the salient issues involved in the establishment of business centers and the delivery of business development services on a financially sustainable basis. When the USAID assistance ended in March of 1997 eight BSCs and their "umbrella" organization - the Business Support Centers Foundation (BSCF) continued their activities on self-sustainable basis. The paper highlights some of the challenges encountered in the transition and what is currently left behind.

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