The charity came to the attention of a DAI-led and U. Ministers, the U.
In low-income countries, good information about personal budgeting and saving is hard to find. Many people have limited schooling and little familiarity with financial institutions. Embassy and Malawi Mission of the U.
Opening the pantries in the kitchens of DAI, employees have their pick of teas and coffees. Cups are always well stocked and organized. And cutlery is never in short supply. While improving local sanitation conditions is a difficult job with often little reward, such was not the case for Pak Mulyadi, a health worker from the Kedaung Barat Health Center in Tangerang District, Indonesia. DAI hosted three events last week to raise funds for the Linda Norgrove Foundation, a grant-giving trust that provides funding for women, families, and children in Afghanistan, focusing on education, health, childcare, and scholarships to help Afghan women go to university.
When the U. Government Business Unit, Betsy Marcotte retired from the company this month after nine years of service. DAI recently held its first small business fair, where small U. Since , the Syrian conflict has killed more than , people and destroyed countless homes and businesses, forcing Syrians by the thousands to seek refuge in the region. Jordan generously opened its borders to these refugees, who settled in camps established by the United Nations and in northern cities such as Irbid, Ramtha, and Mafraq, resulting in a rapid, nearly 10 percent increase in the population.
The Government of Somaliland recently launched its first pilot wind farm, an initiative to power the Hargeisa International Airport, sending a clear signal that Somaliland has abundant renewable energy resources. For private sector firms, filling market gaps in developing nations can be good business. Over the past couple of decades, accordingly, private resource flows to developing nations have risen exponentially, far outpacing official development assistance.
Ambassador Robert O. Blake Jr. The event will feature a keynote address by U. Last month, nearly 1, members of the land rights community gathered at the 15th annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty to present field-based research, announce new initiatives, and develop partnerships. According to Dr. As part of a month-long Devex campaign on the contributions of women and girls in developing countries, DAI hosted a live Twitter chat this week.
The committee consists of leaders in the international development community who advise the Administrator of the U. Government agencies on development policy. Gunning Award for Community Service in On November 7, typhoon Haiyan tore through the central Philippines. Nearly members of the global development community came together this week at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.
Election Day turnout was extremely high at 68 percent, representing a dramatic increase from previous years despite a very tense electoral environment. Janet Nkubana, the co-founder of Rwanda-based Gahaya Links, will be one of four speakers at the upcoming European Development Days conference, November 26— Mozambique, which has historically struggled with the process of issuing construction permits, jumped 46 places on the construction permit indicator in the recently released World Bank Doing Business report.
The transition from primary school to middle school is a difficult one for children all across the world. It is especially difficult if you happen to be born in rural Sindh province in Pakistan. With the focus shifting from aid commitments to aid impact, the question in the global development community is: how can we maximize our results by utilizing every tool, partner, and technology available?
Chris Coons, D-Del. Through May , the town of Chaghcharan in Afghanistan collected more property taxes than any time in its history. During April and May alone, revenue from property taxes increased 1, percent compared to the whole of World-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall recently visited the Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda as part of an ongoing collaboration with the U. National Minority Supplier Development Council. The municipality of Herat, Afghanistan, hosted its second annual film festival at the end of May.
The DAI-led Food and Enterprise Development FED project in Liberia earlier this month facilitated a trade fair and conference focusing on the private sector—the first time a conference of its kind has ever been held in the country. Development Alternatives, Inc. More than 9, people worldwide—four times as many as last year—dove into the hour hackathon to confront questions of space exploration and social need, churning out some potential solutions. Space enthusiasts, tech wizards, and citizen scientists the world over are prepping for the second International Space Apps Challenge, a hour hackathon led by NASA April Their mission: use images from space, open-source data, and earthly know-how to make apps that address climate change and improve life on earth—and beyond.
There is no doubting the growth in popularity of mobile banking. When the United Kingdom took over the presidency of the G8, it announced it would focus on open economies, open governments, and open societies. It is leading by example with its efforts to make its own aid flows traceable from source to destination. Teaching teens to embrace taxes is a daunting task, but a DAI-led project in El Salvador is supporting the government to make tax compliance a little more palatable through a new strategy called Expresate.
Communities that come together and work toward similar goals for the good of all is one way to deliver peace and stability in conflict-riddled areas. They must rely on friends and family to help them in hard times, or the proverbial mattress to save for a rainy day or to ensure they have enough to pay school fees.
In its 10th year, collaboration around the community is steadily growing, with more than 2, members who live and work in countries. Somaliland has its first-ever draft of an electrical energy law, a major step toward increased legitimacy for the autonomous region of Somalia.
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In recent years tens of thousands of people have died—including more than 18, in the H1N1 influenza pandemic—of disease born from the interaction of people, animals, and ecosystems. While working as a regional advisor on a DAI project in Northern Haiti, Nick Hobgood spent much of his personal time scuba diving and taking photos of the marine species he saw along the coast. Coffee from Burundi is now far more visible on world markets after an international competition was held in the country.
Department of State. DAI is delighted to be a founding sponsor of a new professional network launched this week by The Guardian to complement its global development website. Serbian national television this month profiled a pair of business clusters launched in economically depressed regions of Serbia that are now thriving and creating hundreds of jobs. It was first was held in Agency for International Developing USAID is launching development labs at seven universities to harness their creative energy and generate ideas.
Luckshmi Sivalingam—a development practitioner with 10 years of professional experience in project design, development, and management in South and Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East—has been named Practitioner of the Year by the SEEP Network, a global membership network of more than international organizations dedicated to alleviating poverty by promoting inclusive markets and financial systems.
Embassy and the city of Valenzuela, Philippines, have partnered to promote the use of mobile money for payment of government services. To commemorate the Tamil holiday of Thai Pongal and celebrate diversity within a country too often divided along ethnic and religious lines, the [Reintegration and Stabilization in the East and North RISEN ] project recently brought together youth from the north and south of Sri Lanka to promote reconciliation and advocate for the establishment of a youth network. Officials from ministries and business gathered October 16 in Ramallah to salute Said Abu Hijleh, the outgoing managing director of DAI Palestine whose work opened doors for development in the West Bank and Gaza, boosted businesses, and created jobs, among other accomplishments.
Job losses during the worldwide economic slump continue to bedevil policy makers everywhere. Dismal employment prospects, especially for young people, have exacerbated social conflicts. In emerging economies, the global crisis has further complicated the challenge of integrating the informal sector. Development practitioners ignore governance at their peril. DAI is delighted to announce that Francois Marchand has joined the global development firm to lead Latin America and Caribbean work, based out of our Mexico City office. James Boomgard, currently in Libya, today issued the following statement from Tripoli:.
Thirty-two groups representing 16 countries were nominated for innovation grants Sept. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last week praised a community-managed dairy enterprise in Malawi that is helping small farmers to increase their incomes and communities to live more nutritiously. DAI is delighted to announce that we are collaborating with the U. The weeklong event, July , attracted an estimated 25, people who are joined in the ongoing battle against AIDS. Two DAI projects will be highlighted at the U.
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Today 1. The impact of this limited energy access is particularly pronounced in the agricultural sectors of developing countries, which often have extremely low rural electrification rates. The lack of modern energy services affects every aspect of the agricultural value chain, from irrigation and harvesting to processing and storage.
For more than 30 years, Chopak has managed, planned, and implemented agriculture, rural development, and food security activities throughout the world, including in Central America, Haiti, Afghanistan, and many African countries. As the operator of one of the larger dairy farms in Serbia, Lazar Dairy has had a significant problem dealing with the manure produced by the cows on the farm.
Previously, Lazar pumped the manure into a large lagoon, where the solid materials settled and the remaining liquid was used to fertilize crops. Since , the U. DAI celebrated the successes of its five-year water conservation program, which ended last week in Jordan, with a ceremony attended by nearly people. For more than 20 years, efforts to end civil conflict and lawlessness in southern and central Somalia have been unsuccessful—yet the northern autonomous region of Somaliland enjoys relative peace and stability.
A milestone was achieved November 22 in conflict-plagued eastern Sri Lanka when a recently built, three-ward medical complex was handed over to local district authorities. On December 20 the U. Funding applications are due January The Afghanistan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock this week launched a dynamic database that will inform farmers and businesses of the latest prices, news, and trends in Afghan agriculture. The group visited DAI headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, on February 29 to receive training in food security and competitiveness, from bioterrorism and economic development perspectives, targeting Asia and the Pacific.
Winning companies were selected based on their success in international business, growth in revenue and employment, and community involvement. A recently released minute documentary describes how a DAI-led project in the Philippines made it possible for water providers to expand and upgrade their systems, and deliver water services to another 1.
The Linda Norgrove Foundation marked its first year by releasing a list of its accomplishments in Afghanistan. DAI Europe has a new address. On November 18, The U. Kenyan farmers who own just a few cows need to get the most from these precious assets. More than 1, farmers throughout Kenya are now receiving text messages each week with guidance to help them breed, feed, and care for their cows and maximize their health and value.
Large numbers of unemployed young people can lead to blight, social unrest, or worse—sometimes much worse. Looking for news articles on a particular technical topic or geographical area? Click below to filter. News Keep up to date with the latest developments at DAI. Read More. Evaluation Shares Lessons Learned from DAI-Led Water Project in Indonesia A recent report that evaluated the sustainability of a DAI-led water resources and natural resource management program in Indonesia from to has shown that the majority of the partner water utilities continued to experience success after the donor-funded project ended.
DAI to Present at European Development Days DAI is pleased to take part in two panel discussions at European Development Days, June 5 and 6 in Brussels, sharing our work on gender-responsive budgeting and sustainable value chains in the garment industry. Lebanon Project Demos Water-Saving Techniques Higher crop yields of up to 40 percent; reduced labor cost by 40 percent.
John Yates Joins DAI to Lead Public Financial Management Practice DAI has brought on John Yates to lead a team of practitioners who deliver technical assistance around macroeconomic policy, domestic resource mobilization, budget planning and execution, tax and customs administration, central banking, trade and investment policy, and the business enabling environment.
Development Secretary Priti Patel Stresses Economic Growth in Visit to Ethiopia Industrial Park Speaking at a burgeoning industrial park in Ethiopia, where clothing is being manufactured for brands such as Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, UK Development Secretary Priti Patel said that continued development assistance will help Ethiopia create jobs to sustain its rapidly growing native and refugee populations.
New Journal Article Details How Mekong Communities Implement Climate Adaptation A newly released article in the peer-reviewed journal Climatic Changes details how rural communities in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam are building resilience with activities that merge climate science with the knowledge and expertise of local farmers. Following Private Sector Advocacy, Kenya Repeals Law That Deterred Foreign Investment A Kenya law that required percent Kenyan ownership of businesses registered by foreign firms was recently repealed after successful advocacy by the business community with direct support from an economic growth program led by DAI.
Innovation into Action Challenge Winners Begin to Implement Their Solutions in the Field In May , DAI and its partners announced four winners in the Innovation into Action Challenge , a competition to identify and support products and services that will help people in developing nations tackle social and economic challenges. Afghanistan Holds National Gender Summit A national summit on gender equality was recently held in Afghanistan that brought together activist and civil society groups to set priorities and establish coalitions.
Innovation into Action Challenge Winners Chosen Last night, DAI and its partners announced four winners of the Innovation into Action Challenge , a competition designed to find and support products and services that will help people in developing nations tackle social and economic development problems. Nine Finalists Selected for Innovation into Action Challenge Nine organizations have been chosen as finalists for the DAI Innovation into Action Challenge , a global competition designed to find and support products and services that will help people in developing nations tackle social and economic development problems.
Innovation into Action Challenge Attracts Great Response The response to the Innovation into Action Challenge, whose application window closed last week, has been rich, broad, and diverse. A Trio of Innovators Get Closer to Market DAI has developed considerable expertise in the disciplines required to source and nurture good ideas and support the entrepreneurs and innovators who come up with them so they can bring their innovations to market.
DAI and Partners Launch Innovation into Action Challenge DAI and three key partners announced the launch of the Innovation into Action Challenge , a new challenge designed to support innovations with the potential to make a difference in the lives of people in emerging and transitioning nations. Jordan Fiscal Reform Project Produces Video on Youth Development Programming Jordan continues to carry the burden of high unemployment rates among its young people—at 30 percent.
DAI Convenes Global Experts to Explore Systemic Market Development Economic development programs that seek to help people lift themselves out of poverty are increasingly adopting systemic market development approaches. Calculating the Fiscal Cost to Jordan of the Syrian Refugee Crisis Since , the Syrian conflict has killed more than , people and destroyed countless homes and businesses, forcing Syrians by the thousands to seek refuge in the region. Land Tenure Specialists Reflect on World Bank Conference Last month, nearly 1, members of the land rights community gathered at the 15th annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty to present field-based research, announce new initiatives, and develop partnerships.
Girls Going to School Against the Odds in Pakistan The transition from primary school to middle school is a difficult one for children all across the world. Labour Party Conference With the focus shifting from aid commitments to aid impact, the question in the global development community is: how can we maximize our results by utilizing every tool, partner, and technology available?
Enabling Communities to Score Their Own Institutions Will Boost Accountability When the United Kingdom took over the presidency of the G8, it announced it would focus on open economies, open governments, and open societies. Somalis Come Together to Build Community Projects Communities that come together and work toward similar goals for the good of all is one way to deliver peace and stability in conflict-riddled areas.
Somaliland Poised to Pass First-Ever Energy Law in Somaliland has its first-ever draft of an electrical energy law, a major step toward increased legitimacy for the autonomous region of Somalia. Burundian Coffee Joins Ranks of International Elite Coffee from Burundi is now far more visible on world markets after an international competition was held in the country. Hull is the Julia Child of academic administrators. The George Washington University Lead or Leave provides a checklist of what works and what does not work for those wanting to lead colleges and universities in the 21st century and those with responsibility for the oversight of those institutions.
Importantly, this book also seeks to keep educators on a morally straight course. Aimed at presidents and trustees as well as those who aspire to those positions. Lead or Leave is a valuable guide for anyone concerned about institutions of higher education in the United States. Among college presidents, Roger Hull is known as a gunslinger who shoots from the head - and in this book he has. Wilde, president, North Central College I found some really good reminders and some points that I had never thought of.
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