August 25, 2023
Volunteers have been a critical part of IESC’s mission since 1964. The Frank Pace Award, named for one of IESC’s founders, is given each year to a volunteer expert, or team of experts, who performed the most outstanding project in the previous year.
This year’s recipients are Ganza Mfumya and Allyn Lamb, who volunteered with our USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Access to Finance Program in Tanzania. Ganza and Allyn provided…read more
August 25, 2023
Established in 2013, the Tarek Nabhan International Achievement Award recognizes staff members in our overseas offices who regularly go above and beyond their normal job responsibilities to achieve excellence. The award is named after Tarek Nabhan in recognition of his 31 years of service to IESC. One winner and two runners-up are selected each year.
For 2022, we honored Dr. Silvia La Osa, IESC Sanitary and…read more
August 10, 2023
IESC is excited to announce the launch of a new three-year USAID-funded program in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC) that will improve food security and strengthen farmer livelihoods. The $5.3 million Caribbean Agricultural Productivity Improvement Activity (CAPA) will help farmers and stakeholders in the fruit and vegetable industry by promoting the use of market-driven agricultural practices and technologies, which…read more
Washington, DC—August 2, 2023—Improving Economies for Stronger Communities (IESC) announces the election of Mr. Morgan McGrath as Board Director.
Mr. McGrath was elected to join IESC’s Board as a Director effective August 2023. Morgan McGrath is Head of International Banking at J.P. Morgan Commercial Banking, where he is responsible for the global relationship management of Commercial Banking clients headquartered in the U.S. and…read more
February 9, 2023
IESC is excited to announce the launch of a new youth-focused USAID program in North Macedonia. The five-year, $7 million Youth Actively Create Opportunities (YACO) Activity will increase youth’s positive contributions to society and collective leadership through the implementation of three main areas of intervention. YACO Component I creates partnerships in support of economic opportunities attractive to youth; Component 2…read more
January 5, 2023
We are thrilled to announce that our name is now Improving Economies for Stronger Communities (IESC).
We selected this name—which embraces our history while reflecting who we are and what we do in the present day—following a thoughtful process that included multiple internal and external stakeholder surveys. The IESC Board recently unanimously approved the new name.
In addition to retaining the IESC acronym with the…read more