News & Publications


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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May 22, 2015

Chuck Chopak to Co-Chair SID Workgroup on Food Security & Agriculture

DAI Vice President for Technical Services Chuck Chopak has been chosen to co-chair the Society for International Development (SID) Washington, D.C., Chapter’s workgroup on food security and agriculture.

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May 21, 2015

DAI Helps Meet Urgent Need for Shelter in Hard-Hit Nepalese Village

DAI has contributed £2,000 to support pressing reconstruction needs in Nepal following the earthquakes and aftershocks that devastated the country in late April and early May.

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May 18, 2015

DAI Staff Donate to Kathmandu Orphanage in Wake of Nepal Earthquakes

In the aftermath of Nepal’s recent earthquakes, DAI staff have raised £1,000 to support a Kathmandu orphanage home to 12 children.

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May 14, 2015

DAI to Present Microfinance and Land Tenure Programming at 2015 European Development Days

DAI is pleased to be hosting two labs—on microfinance and land tenure—at the annual European Development Days event in Brussels on June 3–4.

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May 6, 2015

DAI Workshop Explores Systemic Market Development

More than 90 practitioners from around the world convened April 28–29 in London for a workshop titled “Pushing the Frontier: DAI’s Experience in Systemic Market Development for Inclusive Economic Growth.”

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May 5, 2015

USAID Preparedness & Response Project Hosts One Health Workshop

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Preparedness and Response (P&R) project, led by DAI, recently brought together 30 representatives from 10 countries to learn what the project and its partners are doing to build national and regional One Health capacity to emerging and re-emerging zoonotic diseases.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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