Diplomacy Is Only the Beginning (Op-Ed)

10-Sep-2014 Categories: Press Releases

Nations in Conflict Need a Viable Economy to Truly Rebuild

The current political crisis is destroying Ukraine's economy. I traveled there recently in my capacity as head of the International Executive Service Corps to see how we might assist in the country's economic rebuilding. For 50 years, IESC has played a small but important role in developing countries by encouraging a stable business environment and stimulating private enterprise. While the political power brokers toil at finding solutions to end the immediate conflict, what is desperately needed is to stimulate long-term private sector development. I have seen the development community do this very effectively in collaboration with local entrepreneurs. Ukraine needs these kinds of partnerships today, just as it did two decades ago.

Read full Op-Ed by our CEO Tom Miller published in the Huffington Post.