Latest IESC News

IESC President to Speak on the Intersection of Diplomacy and Development 

14-Aug-2014 Categories: Press Releases
August 13, 2014 – President and CEO of IESC, retired Ambassador Thomas J. Miller, will deliver the 8th Annual Adair Memorial Lecture on U.S. Diplomacy on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 3 p.m. at American University’s Kay... read more
 

In Lebanon, A Coastal Bakery Flourishes 

06-Aug-2014 Categories: Lebanon Our Impact
Naji expanded his bakery business with a loan through the Lebanon Investment in Microfinance Program. Ever since Naji returned from Brazil to settle in Jbeil, Mount Lebanon, he has worked ... read more
 

Unstable Ground: A Volunteer Helps with China's Sinkhole Problem (Photo Essay) 

01-Aug-2014 Categories: China Volunteer Stories
August 1, 2014 -- IESC is delivering a new volunteer program in China. Experienced industry experts go for short-term consultations to advise Chinese organizations on global best practices and standards. Among our first... read more
 

Our New Partnership with AARP: The First Volunteers Are in China 

26-Jul-2014 Categories: China Press Releases
IESC has teamed with AARP to deliver a new volunteer program in China to advise Chinese organizations on global best practices and standards. Our first group of senior experts are currently on the... read more
 

IBEX Program Receives National Award in Liberia 

25-Jul-2014 Categories: Liberia Press Releases
Liberia's Golden Image award honors organizations that have made selfless contributions to peace and humanity On July 16, the Liberia Investing for Business Expansion Program (IBEX)... read more
 

By Afghans, for Afghans 

OpEd by President and CEO Tom Miller
09-Jul-2014 Categories: Afghanistan Press Releases
As America withdraws combat troops, the Afghans I have met over the past four years point to an increasingly vibrant entrepreneurial sector creating jobs and consumers ready to participate in a more stable economy. It has... read more
 

Newly Awarded Program in Yemen 

30-May-2014 Categories: Press Releases Yemen
Washington, DC -- IESC is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a major sub grant from Land O’Lakes International Development for the five year Yemen Competitive Agriculture Systems for High Value Crops (CASH)... read more
 

Celebrating 50 Years of Promoting Prosperity and Stability through Private Enterprise 

08-May-2014 Categories: Press Releases
IESC celebrates half a century of helping thousands of entrepreneurs & small businesses throughout the world IESC was established in 1964 at the initiative of entrepreneurs and philanthropists David Rockefeller and... read more
 

Busy with Bees in Lebanon 

06-May-2014 Categories: Lebanon Our Impact
Leyla probably doesn't think of herself as being in "agribusiness," but that's the way she spends most of her working and waking hours. She's the major breadwinner in her family of five in a suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, and... read more
 

Some Notes from Kharkov from a Volunteer 

05-May-2014 Categories: Ukraine Volunteer Stories
Joseph Brett recounts time in Ukraine November 1993. I stood at the apex of the Vietnam Memorial with former communist leaders from Kharkov, Ukraine, our faces reflected against the names of the dead etched forever into... read more
 
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