Summer 2012 Developments is Available

July 16, 2012

The Summer 2012 issue_ of Developments_ is now available.

In the cover story, Ed Rackley relates the ups and downs of engaging youth and especially youth music to hold government accountable in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Chuck Coon tells the story of the Vietnam Support for Trade Acceleration and Reform project, an initiative that, in the words of its independent evaluation, “pushed the envelope of what technical assistance can accomplish.”

Sagay Moodliar describes how DAI’s Johannesburg-based team is helping South African mining giant Sishen Iron Ore Co. design and implement a community development trust that will boost incomes and improve living conditions for more than 300,000 residents of the communities in which it works.

Walter Weaver looks back on the achievements of the award-winning Instituting Water Demand Management (IDARA) project in Jordan.

Geospatial analyst Carmen Tedesco celebrates the “south-south” collaboration that is flourishing on the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) interactive website for natural resource management communities, FRAMEWeb.

Finally, in the executive opinion section, our Managing Director in our South Africa office, Claudia Manning, argues for a commitment to authentic local supplier development that goes beyond compliance with the nation’s black economic empowerment scorecards.

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