[ adjective ] able to provide for your own needs without help from others
"a self-sufficing economic unit"
Used in print(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)
By holding_out prospects for external capital assistance , the United_States can provide strong incentives to prepare_for the concerted economic drive necessary to achieve self-sustaining growth .
At a third stage in the modernization process are such countries as India , Brazil , the Philippines , and Taiwan , which are ready and committed to move_into the stage of self-sustaining growth .
Several related tasks must be carried_out if self-sustaining growth is to be achieved .
Thus , although the agenda of external assistance in the economic sphere are cumulative , and many_of the policies suggested for nations in the earlier stages remain relevant , the basic purpose of American economic_policy during the later stages of development should be to assure that movement into a stage of self-sustaining growth is not prevented by lack of foreign_exchange .