This report provides a thoughtful and broad-ranging analysis of Western assistance to transition in the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic, Hungary and Poland. It examines the assistance process and makes policy recommendations for improving the effectiveness of assistance to transition. .
1. Introduction 2. The Context for Western Assistance 3. Definition and Forms of Western Assistance 4. Experience of Western Assistance to Date 5. Disbursement and Absorption 6. Conclusions and Principles Governing Western Assistance 7. Recommendations 8. The Assistance Coordination Council 9. Lessons from the Three Countries' Experience for the Other Post-Communist States as they Enter Transition