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Mobile Money – Africa Leading The Way – Everyone’s Gotta Do It!

Nov 12, 2015

Four years ago, USAID saw the promise of mobile money as a way to bring financial inclusion to the world’s 2.5 billion unbanked. Today that number, as measured by the World Bank’s  Global Findex, has fallen to 2 billion and USAID...

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Creating Shared Value for Hotel Owners, a Chemical Company, and the Mara-Serengeti Ecosystem

Nov 12, 2015

The Mara Serengeti, spanning the border between Kenya and Tanzania, is known worldwide for its natural beauty and biological diversity, which is one of the reasons why it draws over a million tourists a year. There is therefore a delicate balance...

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A Reflective Multi-faceted Approach to Africa’s complexities

Nov 12, 2015

Ugandan TV journalist, Nancy Kacungira[1], captures succinctly the dilemma we face when we try to tell “the African story”: “…lumping all 54 countries into a single category just doesn't cut it”[2]. To talk about...

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Kaizen Local Capacity Development (LCD) Program: Progress, Pitfalls, and Potential for USAID Local Solutions in Ethiopia

Nov 12, 2015

“We are starting to witness less polarization between the Christian and the Muslim societies in Jimma and Argoba largely due to changes in attitudes,” said Mamo Wejega, Program Coordinator at the Inter-Religious Council of Ethiopia (the...

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Procurement Training Promotes Infrastructure Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Nov 12, 2015

According to the World Bank, infrastructure is the major limiting factor to economic growth in most African countries and is found to depress business productivity by around 40 percent. Green Powered Technology works with the U.S. Trade and...

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TRADE FACILITATION IN AFRICA: Health, Farmers, Women, and Environment

Nov 12, 2015

The policies and rules governing international trade often appear marginally relevant even to development professionals. As trade facilitation professionals, Duca Consulting International believes that the WTO’s new Trade Facilitation...

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SBAIC welcomes 6 new members at October 2015 Member Meeting

Oct 23, 2015

SBAIC is pleased to welcome 6 new members at our October 6th Member Meeting, which include the four new full members and two new associate members listed below. Full members are for-profit U.S. small businesses in good standing with USAID contract...

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Green Powered Technology, LLC Awarded $600M USAID Global Architect‐Engineer Services IDIQ II (A&E II IDIQ)

Oct 9, 2015

Green Powered Technology, LLC, was awarded a prime contract from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide infrastructure services, including engineering design and construction supervision and related support,...

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