April 23, 2015
DAI to Host Two Labs at 2015 European Development Days
DAI is pleased to be hosting two labs at the annual European Development Days event in Brussels on June 3–4. DAI’s First Lab explores pro-poor access to finance, consumer empowerment, capacity building, and support of equitable and efficient local markets. The second lab is on land tenure issues.
April 23, 2015
Space Apps Challenge Seeks Solutions for Adaptation to Climate Change
The Regional Climate Change Program (RCCP) recently supported the Instituto Tecnologico de Costa Rica (TEC)’s participation in the annual International Space Apps Challenge, sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
April 21, 2015
DAI’s Jim Winkler Highlights Higher Education and Workforce Development at North America-Mongolia Business Council
In a speech April 21 to the 25th Anniversary Annual General Meeting of the North America-Mongolia Business Council, Jim Winkler, DAI senior trade and investment advisor and AUM board member, noted that the poorly trained workforce in Mongolia has created a significant barrier to economic growth and sustainable development.
April 17, 2015
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. On April 28–29 in London, DAI will convene 80 top practitioners to explore this trend at a workshop titled “Pushing the Frontier: DAI’s Experience in Systemic Market Development for Inclusive Economic Growth.”
March 16, 2015
DAI to Present at 2015 World Bank Conference
DAI’s Land Tenure and Property Rights team will make two presentations—one looking at the emerging trends and recent initiatives for improving land tenure in Africa and the second looking at how the Mozambican private sector, international investors, and donors are working to introduce more flexibility into land rights transfers—at the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2015, on March 23–27.
March 9, 2015
Spring 2015 Issue of Developments Now Available
The Spring 2015 issue of DAI’s Developments online newsletter is now available.
Leading off, Simone Anzboeck and Inez Couzinet describe how banks in Poland are issuing high-quality loans so small and medium-sized enterprises can invest in more efficient energy systems. The Poland Sustainable Energy Finance Facility has financed more than 2,000 projects worth a total of €185 million.
March 8, 2015
DAI Project Sponsors Appmaker Event in Cambodia with Mozilla and Souktel
The Cambodia Development Innovations project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), recently hosted a mobile application-building event that brought together youth and staff members of Cambodian civil society organizations (CSOs).
February 23, 2015
DAI Raises Funds to Help Ebola Orphans Return to School
DAI’s UK offices recently held a fundraiser on behalf of Street Child, a charity focused primarily on achieving universal access to education.
February 20, 2015
Thai Scientist Goes From Microscopes to Policy-making
From examining microbes under a microscope to pitching policy recommendations that could affect the sharing of biological resources within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology Fellows Program gave Honglada “Lada” Thoetkiattikul the skills, experience, and connections to help her shift her career and apply her expertise to improve science-based policy-making in the region
February 18, 2015
USAID Program Credited with Energizing Zimbabwe’s Agribusiness
Ministers, the U.S. ambassador, and local stakeholders commended the revival of Zimbabwe’s once-flourishing agriculture sector at an event marking the close of the Zimbabwe Agricultural Competitiveness Program (Zim-ACP).
February 11, 2015
DAI, Souktel, and MFO Launch Mobile Financial Education Services with Facebook’s Internet.org
DAI, Souktel, and Microfinance Opportunities (MFO) have teamed up to launch an online resource called “Your Money” as part of Facebook’s Internet.org App—an initiative that brings affordable internet access to two thirds of the world not yet connected. Launched in Colombia with Tigo, Your Money (“Su Dinero” in Spanish) provides local financial education lessons through basic mobile devices.
January 7, 2015
U.S. Acting Ambassador to Malawi Visits DAI-Led Feed the Future Project
United States Acting Ambassador to Malawi Michael Gonzales and a small team from the U.S. Embassy and Malawi Mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently visited the Feed the Future Integrating Nutrition in Value Chains (FtF-INVC) project.
December 17, 2014
DAI CEO James Boomgard Issues Statement on Release of Alan Gross
In response to the reported release of Alan Gross, DAI President and CEO James Boomgard today issued the following statement:
"This is a joyful day. We are delighted by the release and safe return of Alan Gross, and immensely happy for him and his family."
December 11, 2014
DAI and Partners to Address Emerging Pandemic Threats such as Ebola
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has chosen DAI and three partners—Training Resources Group, The Futures Group, and the African Field Epidemiology Network—to implement a five-year program to help countries prepare for and respond to disease outbreaks.
December 9, 2014
DAI’s Enrique Giraldo Presents Best Practices in Fiscal Reform at High-Level OECD Events
Enrique Giraldo, the Chief of Party on the El Salvador Fiscal Policy and Expenditure Management Program (FPEMP), will present in Paris at two events hosted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD): The Symposium on Anti-Corruption Development Assistance: Good Practices among Providers of Development Cooperation, and a meeting of Task Force on Tax and Development.