August 17, 2015
DAI Welcomes Second Fellow from President Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellowship
DAI is delighted to welcome Alueshima Utsaha as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Alueshima will work through September at DAI, focusing on Health governance and leadership in addition to, conducting desk research in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programming as well as how enhanced domestic resource mobilization could be used to bolster HIV programs in developing countries.
August 11, 2015
Video: Longtime DAI Employee Offers Perspective on Development in Gaza
Halim Halabi has worked for DAI on various economic development programs in Palestine since 1994. He currently works on the DAI-led Palestinian Market Development Programme (PMDP), funded jointly by the U.K. Department for International Development and the European Union. He recently sat down with PMDP Team Leader Maher Hamdan and spoke about the Gaza of his childhood, its recent conflicts, and prospects for its economic future.
August 4, 2015
Online Platform Launched to Connect East African Farmers to Markets, Improve Incomes and Food Availability
The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) has launched an online trading platform that enables smallholder farmers to track their produce to warehouses and buyers via their mobile phones as well as interact directly with traders and bankers. The G-Soko Market Platform addresses a key cause of food shortages: the inefficient exchange of food across the region and lack of access to markets by farmers.
July 27, 2015
DAI Named One of Six YouthPower IDIQ Holders
DAI was recently selected as one of six holders of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s YouthPower Implementation Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Contract (IDIQ). YouthPower is USAID’s platform for implementing and scaling up positive youth development programs globally.
July 15, 2015
DAI’s Jean Gilson Re-elected to SID-Washington Leadership Post
Jean Gilson, DAI’s Senior Vice President for Strategy and Information Technology, has been re-elected as Vice President for Programs at the Society for International Development, Washington, D.C., Chapter (SID-Washington).
July 14, 2015
New Primer on Market Systems Development Available
Bill Grant, DAI’s Global Practice Leader for Market Systems Development, has published a new summary paper—“Market Systems Development: A Primer on Pro-Poor Programming”—coming out of DAI’s recent economic growth conference in London.
July 10, 2015
Summer 2015 Issue of Developments Now Available
The Summer 2015 issue of DAI’s Developments newsletter is now available online, featuring articles from Somalia, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Ethiopia, Jordan, Mozambique, and Afghanistan.
July 9, 2015
Study Released on Electricity Value Chain in Niger Delta
DAI, the Niger Delta Partnership Initiative (NDPI), and the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND), have released an initial study of the electricity value chain in the Niger Delta.
July 7, 2015
DAI’s Juan Estrada-Valle Elected Board Member of Agribusiness Economics and Management Group
DAI’s Juan Estrada-Valle, who has worked for more than 20 years in agriculture, value chain development, and market-based strategies in conflict-affected environments, was elected a board member of the Agribusiness Economics and Management Section of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
June 26, 2015
DAI Hosts Second Annual Small Business Fair
DAI recently hosted its second annual small business fair at DAI headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, where representatives from small development firms met with DAI staff members to establish connections and explore partnerships.
June 22, 2015
Palestinian Businesses, Diaspora Sign Agreement to Promote Economic Growth, Trade
The Palestinian Business Forum-Britain recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Palestinian Market Development Programme (PMDP) to encourage the participation of the diaspora in the growth of Palestine's economy.
June 8, 2015
DAI-led SERVIR Demand Project Hosts Stakeholder Forum
The DAI-led SERVIR Program Demand Activity brought together representatives from nearly 20 organizations that work at the nexus of global climate change and technology for an inaugural two-day forum around the topic of collaboration.
June 5, 2015
USAID TIS Supports Arts and Culture Week to Engage Youth in Puntland
The Puntland Arts and Culture Week, held from May 30 to June 4, attracted more than 1,500 people—young and elderly alike—from different regions in an uplifting celebration aimed at reviving Somali arts and culture in Garowe, the capital city of Puntland.
June 2, 2015
USAID Jordan Fiscal Reform Project Produces Video on New Budgeting Tool
As part of the Government of Jordan’s 2025 economic vision of fiscal reforms, it is adopting a General Financial Management Information System (GFMIS) to help it ensure consistent accounting of public funds. GFMIS is being implemented with the support of the Jordan Fiscal Reform Project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance.
May 27, 2015
DAI Staffer Runner-Up for Prestigious Rice Award
DAI is pleased to announce that Caity Campos, an Associate on DAI’s Technical Services team, has been selected as a runner-up for the Society for International Development (SID) 2015 Andrew E. Rice Award.