Latest IESC News

In Mazari Sharif, Women and Youth Innovators Drive Afghanistan's Growing Economy 

12-Feb-2015 Categories: Afghanistan Our Impact

IESC implements USAID's flagship enterprise development program in Afghanistan, ABADE. A foundry, a handicrafts company, a women's-only gym, and a media company are among the women- and youth-led businesses that the ABADE Program has helped to grow.

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A New Signed Agreement Will Increase Agricultural Productivity in Yemen 

15-Jan-2015 Categories: Our Impact Yemen

Last month in Sana’a, the Yemen Competitive Agricultural Systems for High-Value Crops program and the Cooperative and Agricultural Credit (CAC) Bank, a Yemeni state bank, signed a memorandum of understanding to increase agricultural productivity in the country. Signed in the presence of the Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, the agreement will facilitate building the capacities and practicable skills of 14,000 farmers in seven target provinces: Sana'a, Lahj, Taiz, Dhamar, Raimah, Dhaela and Ibb.

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Letter from the President, December 2014 

Highlights of 2014 from IESC President Tom Miller
22-Dec-2014 Categories: Our Impact

As 2014 draws to a close, IESC continues to celebrate 50 years of supporting emerging economies, creating and preserving jobs, and building the capacity of public institutions. Not only are IESC’s programs thriving, but IESC as an organization is growing and improving in exciting ways.

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IESC Hosts Participant in President Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative 

24-Nov-2014 Categories: Press Releases
IESC is hosting Luz Zuñiga Gonzalez, a third-year undergraduate student from Pénjamo, Guanajuato, Mexico, through the Mexico 100 Program. Gonzalez is working as a business development intern through the fall of... read more
 

IBEX Program Helping to Keep Liberian Economy Running During Ebola Crisis 

Access to finance is crucial for local businesses at this challenging time
15-Oct-2014 Categories: Liberia Press Releases

While the Ebola virus spreads through West Africa, a USAID program that aims to improve the lending environment has been continuing to work hard to keep the Liberian economy moving by facilitating essential loans for local businesses.

“Now more than ever, Liberian businesses need access to finance to enable them to operate, to pay suppliers, and to help their businesses through these difficult times."

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The State of the Microfinance Sector in Lebanon 

25-Sep-2014 Categories: Lebanon Press Releases
BEIRUT – Microfinance is critical for small and micro-enterprises around the globe. Like many other countries, Lebanon has seen a growth in the industry; MFIs (microfinance institutions) are prevalent and consistently... read more
 

Look Out McDonald's: Expansion on the Menu for Afghan Entrepreneur 

Investment partnerships allow businesses to grow
15-Sep-2014 Categories: Afghanistan Our Impact
Sept. 2014—Rising demand for tasty meals served quickly has paid off for at least one small business owner in Herat, Afghanistan. Inspired by the success of his first Chipsi fast food restaurant, businessman Naeem Yusofi... read more
 

Doing Good or Not Doing Wrong? 

12-Sep-2014

Our CEO Tom Miller talks about the importance of taking risks in his interview on Focus Washington. Read more...

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Diplomacy Is Only the Beginning (Op-Ed) 

Nations in Conflict Need a Viable Economy to Truly Rebuild
10-Sep-2014 Categories: Press Releases
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 ... read more
 

IESC President Delivers 2014 Adair Lecture on Diplomacy and Development 

29-Aug-2014 Categories: Press Releases

On August 27, IESC President and CEO Tom Miller, a former ambassador and 30-year veteran of the State Department, delivered the 8th Annual Adair Memorial Lecture on U.S. Diplomacy at American University.  

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