Latest IESC News

Businesses in the ABADE Program Honored in Kabul for Global Entrepreneurship Week 

19-Nov-2015 Categories: Afghanistan
On November 17, in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, USAID hosted an event at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul and recognized 34 ABADE investment partners. Together, these Afghan entrepreneurs have invested $46... read more
 

ABADE Team Organizes to help Afghan Children Stay Warm this Winter 

04-Nov-2015 Categories: Afghanistan

The winter temperature in Kabul can get pretty cold, around 40 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, and down into the teens at night. For the ABADE Program team, the approaching winter is a concern. Not for themselves, but for the local Afghan children, many of whom work on the street and may not have proper clothing to stay warm.

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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
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
 

For Afghan Farmers, A Ministry Prepared to Serve 

16-Oct-2015 Categories: Afghanistan Our Impact
Employees of the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock "clock in" for the day on a handwritten ledger. Photo: Noor Seddiq By Leigh Stephens and Lisa... read more
 

Plans Advance for Liberia's First National Business Development Center 

14-Oct-2015 Categories: Liberia Our Impact
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
 

Export Promotion of Tunisian Organics 

02-Oct-2015 Categories: 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
 

Afghanistan’s Third Largest City Gets $10 Million Private Sector Boost 

24-Aug-2015 Categories: Afghanistan
Business owners and officials gathered in Herat to celebrate successful investment partnerships that are fueling private sector growth in the region. The August 18 event was hosted by the Assistance in Building Afghanistan... read more
 

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

17-Aug-2015 Categories: Mali
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
 
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