Latest IESC News

IESC's Newest Project Centers on Demand-Driven Dairy Expansion in Sri Lanka 

19-Oct-2017 Categories: Sri Lanka

U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded IESC new funding to strengthen and grow the dairy sector in Sri Lanka. Dairy is the most critical livestock sub-sector in Sri Lanka. This is due to growing demand for fresh milk and milk products and the sector’s potential to grow the rural economy.

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Safe, Healthy Food, Abroad and At Home 

16-Oct-2017 Categories: Dominican Republic
Commitment to Safe Practices Reaps Rewards for Dominican Exporters In October 2016, fruit and vegetable exporter Exportadora Cruz Bautista found itself in a troublesome situation. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration... read more
 

Dominican Farmers Take on a Tiny, Formiddable Foe 

01-Sep-2017 Categories: Dominican Republic Our Impact

Guido Morel’s Chinese eggplant and Indian Bitter melon grow amid rows of vibrant yellow marigolds and sunflowers on his farm in the heart of oriental vegetable production in the Dominican Republic. Other farmers in the region know about Guido and his eggplant. The harvest he recently delivered to an exporter’s packinghouse was categorized as “gold”—in other words, blemish-free and uniform in shape. 

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Zanzibar Local Government Association Launched 

03-Aug-2017 Categories: Press Releases Tanzania
New member-led initiative will advocate for local constituents Mayor of Zanzibar and ZALGA chairperson, Khatib Abdulrahman Khatib, officiated the launch held July 30, 2017, at the ... read more
 

Our 2016 Annual Report Released 

25-Jul-2017 Categories: Press Releases

IESC has released its first formal annual report since 2009. The years separating these two reports represent a significant period of transformation for IESC.

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New Program Leverages Volunteers to Strengthen Enterprises in Bosnia and Herzegovina 

IESC was awarded a new three-year, $4 million project to stimulate job creation by advancing Bosnia and Herzegovina’s trade integration with and expansion into European Union and regional markets. The project is funded by... read more
 

VEGA Award Extended 

20-Jun-2017 Categories: Press Releases
Just as VEGA’s Leader with Associate Award through USAID was set to expire on June 9, 2017, USAID renewed it for another three months and adding $7.5 million to an unused ceiling of $19 million. VEGA, of which IESC is a... read more
 

New Program will Grow the Skilled Workforce in Sri Lanka 

Tackling Sri Lanka's high youth unemployment
16-Jun-2017 Categories: Press Releases Sri Lanka Youth
IESC will implement a new four-year program in Sri Lanka to improve technical and vocational training and increase the employability of young people in Sri Lanka. YouLead! will improve technical... read more
 

Annual Awards for Service, Dedication, and Achievements 

Celebrating Excellence at IESC
08-Jun-2017 Categories: Press Releases Volunteer Stories Washington
This month, IESC celebrates 53 years of bringing private sector solutions to sustainble economic development. IESC's longevity and success are made possible because of our people. Every year, we recognize employees and... read more
 

Remembering David Rockefeller, IESC Founder 

21-Mar-2017 Categories: Press Releases

March 21, 2017 -- IESC remembers our founder and first chairperson (1964-1968) David Rockefeller, who died yesterday, March 20, at the age of 101.  

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