June 8, 2016


Around the World, Our Volunteers and Staff Recognized for Service, Dedication, and Achievements 

IESC’s success would not be possible without our people. Each year, we recognize those who have gone above and beyond their job descriptions’those who, through their service and dedication, have truly made an impact on the lives and livelihoods of individuals around the world. This May, IESC presented its annual awards at two ceremonies…

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May 10, 2016

IESC’s new program will improve food safety and grow Ghana’s agricultural exports. Photo by CIAT/Flickr

The two-year, $2.8 million program will draw on IESC’s half-century tradition of international volunteer expertise.

Ghana is brimming with potential for commercial fruit and vegetable production and export. Nearly 70 percent of Ghana’s land is suitable for growing crops, and more than half of the…

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April 21, 2016


In Mazar-e Sharif, ABADE partners with businesses in a wide range of industries.

On April 10, USAID honored 35 ABADE investment partners in a ceremony in Mazar-e Sharif.

With ABADE’s assistance, the 35 Afghan entrepreneurs have invested more than $3 million to expand their businesses and create 700 new jobs over the next several years. The companies span a range of industries, from food manufacturing and agribusiness, clothing…

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March 3, 2016

IESC would like to officially announce the addition of Stuart Fleishmann, William R. Rhodes, Margaret Osius, and Susan Gurley to its Board of Directors. IESC’s staff and current board are excited to welcome the new board members, who were brought on over the course of the year.

Stuart Fleischmann has spent his entire career at Shearman & Sterling. He is currently a partner in the firm’s Capital Markets Group, where he…

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November 19, 2015

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 million to expand their businesses and create 3,500 jobs in the Kabul area over the next several years. The 34 companies range from food manufacturing and agribusiness, clothing and furnishings production, construction…

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November 2, 2015

USAID and Afriland First Bank sign agreement to increase agricultural lending in Liberia

From left: Hamadou Bayo (Afriland), Watchen Bruce (IBEX Program), and Anthony Chan (USAID).

MONROVIA — In a signing ceremony on Tuesday, October 13, at the Mamba Point Hotel, representatives from the USAID mission in Liberia and Afriland First Bank Liberia signed a risk-sharing…

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