Posts in Category: Press Releases

New Signed Agreement Will Connect Liberian Farmers with Credit 

02-Nov-2015 Categories: Liberia Press Releases
USAID and Afriland First Bank sign agreement to increase agricultural lending in Liberia MONROVIA — In a signing ceremony on Tuesday, October 13, at the Mamba Point Hotel, representatives from the USAID mission in Liberia ... read more

New Program Will Improve Quality and Export of High Value Fruits and Vegetables in the Dominican Republic 

19-Oct-2015 Categories: Dominican Republic Press Releases
IESC will implement a new four-year program in the Dominican Republic to improve the quality and production of horticulture products for domestic and export markets. A produce market in the... read more

Plans Advance for Liberia's First National Business Development Center 

14-Oct-2015 Categories: Liberia Press Releases
Liberia is one step closer to having a national business development center for small businesses, following the completion of a feasibility report and business plan. From left: Samba Kawa... read more

U.S Volunteers to Provide Training in Conflict Resolution to Students in China  

08-Oct-2015 Categories: China Press Releases
WASHINGTON--For five days in October, students at Beijing Foreign Studies University will receive intensive, practical training in conflict resolution from a retired U.S. ambassador and a social worker professor with... read more

New Publication: Export Promotion of Tunisian Organics 

02-Oct-2015 Categories: Press Releases Publications Tunisia
Download publication. This case study describes the impact of a small and medium enterprise development project on Tunisia's organics sector. The USAID-funded Tunisia SME Project was... read more

New Financial Assistance Program Will Put Credit in the Hands of Farmers in Mali  

17-Aug-2015 Categories: Mali Press Releases
A woman in Mali sifts newly harvested grain. Photo: Bill Horn, courtesy of Photoshare. IESC – the International Executive Service Corps – will implement a new five-year... read more

New Publication: Strengthening Lebanon's Economy by Supporting Women Entrepreneurs 

07-Jul-2015 Categories: Lebanon Press Releases Publications
Download Publication This case study highlights the experiences of nine Lebanese microfinance institutions who partnered with the Lebanon Investment in Microfinance Program (2009-2015) to ... read more

New Signed Agreement to Field Volunteers in China 

29-May-2015 Categories: China Press Releases Volunteer Stories
On May 11, IESC and the China Association for International Exchange of Personnel (CAIEP) signed a formal agreement to field U.S. volunteer experts in China during 2015. This agreement advances the trilateral initiative... read more

IESC Awards 

IESC Honors Volunteers and Staff for Service, Dedication, and Impact On May 13, IESC presented its annual awards to volunteers and staff for their service and dedication to improve lives and livelihoods around the world.... read more

With IESC Support, Lebanon Establishes First Microfinance Association 

17-Mar-2015 Categories: Lebanon Press Releases

BEIRUT, LEBANON – On January 12, Lebanon’s Ministry of Interior and Municipalities officially approved the creation of the nation’s first microfinance association. The new association is made up of eight microfinance institutions that will work to strengthen the microfinance sector and increase access to finance for micro and small business owners throughout Lebanon.

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