Projects

DAI projects cover the full spectrum of development disciplines. We are building local capacity to fight disease in outbreak hot spots around the world. We have trained local armed forces in civil-military relations in Africa, and we are active in the education sector in Pakistan. Working arm in arm with local people and organizations, we have tackled land tenure issues in Rwanda, helped Haiti’s hillside farmers raise their incomes, improved natural resource management in the Philippines, mitigated conflict in Liberia, and fostered responsive local governments in Serbia. In all of our projects, we emphasize inclusion, participation, and sustainability.


Afghanistan—Agricultural Credit Enhancement Program I & II (ACE)

For more than 25 years, Afghan farmers did not have access to agricultural credit, seriously constraining the growth of farming. DAI managed a $100 million U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) grant to the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock to provide credit to farmers, who repay their loans after their harvests.

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Afghanistan—Alternative Development Program/Eastern Region (ADP/E)

In 2004, the eastern provinces of Afghanistan cultivated approximately one-third of Afghanistan’s opium poppy. Nangarhar alone had 28,000 hectares—a 44 percent increase in area from 2003, and more than 70 percent of the households were involved in the illicit poppy economy, double the national average. In 2005, after a strong enforcement campaign by the governor, the poppy-growing area was reduced by 90 percent.

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Afghanistan—Assistance in Building Afghanistan by Development Enterprise (ABADE)

ABADE aims to increase domestic and foreign investment, stimulate employment, and improve sales of Afghan products. By funding Afghan businesses that have viable plans and matching funds, ABADE helps these businesses mitigate the financial risk inherent to investing, expanding, and innovating.

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Afghanistan—Assistance to Legislative Bodies of Afghanistan (ALBA)

The Assistance to Legislative Bodies of Afghanistan works to prepare both houses of Parliament for greater self-reliance. The program provides issue-based assistance that focuses training and capacity building on actual bills or policies that Members of Parliament and staff are addressing.

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Afghanistan—Immediate Needs Project Nangarhar (AINP)

In 2004, the U.S. Agency for International Development launched a national plan to create meaningful alternative livelihoods and assist the Afghan people in developing a licit economy; this immediate needs project was its first step.

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Afghanistan—Incentives Driving Economic Alternatives for the North, East and West (IDEA-NEW)

Afghan farmers cultivate opium poppy because they need to feed their families—and for many poor rural Afghans, poppy growing is the only reliable source of cash, credit, and access to cropland. IDEA-NEW is dissuading Afghans from growing poppy by increasing access to licit, commercially viable, alternative sources of income.

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Afghanistan—Local Governance and Community Development (LGCD)

When this project launched in 2006, the insurgency was intensifying in Afghanistan and would soon escalate into violence. Our mission on behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development was crucial: encourage communities in the most volatile parts of the country to turn away from the insurgency and toward the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

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Afghanistan—Musharikat

Musharikat supports USAID Afghanistan’s investments in women’s rights groups and activists.

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Afghanistan—Promote: Women in the Economy (WIE)

The U.S Agency for International Development, in continuing its longstanding commitment to women in Afghanistan, has launched the Afghan Women’s Leadership in the Economy project.

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Afghanistan—Regional Afghan Municipalities Program for Urban Populations, Regional Command East (RAMP UP East)

Afghan municipalities have long suffered from underinvestment, limited support, low revenues, and weak institutional capacity. As a result, services and infrastructure in municipalities are minimal.

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Afghanistan—Regional Afghan Municipalities Program for Urban Populations, Regional Command North (RAMP UP North)

Afghan municipalities have long suffered from underinvestment, limited support, low revenues, and weak institutional capacity. As a result, services and infrastructure in municipalities are minimal.

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Afghanistan—Regional Afghan Municipalities Program for Urban Populations, Regional Command West (RAMP UP West)

Afghan municipalities have long suffered from underinvestment, limited support, low revenues, and weak institutional capacity. As a result, services and infrastructure in municipalities are minimal.

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Afghanistan—Regional Agricultural Development Program (RADP-East)

With plans for key infrastructure investments such as electrification and regional airports hubs, the farmers and agribusinesses of eastern Afghanistan are well positioned to take part in the country’s growing economy and benefit from expanding international trade opportunities.

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Afghanistan—Regional Agricultural Development Program (RADP–North)

Through partnerships with USAID, Afghan Government agencies such as the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock and the Directorate of Women’s Affairs, and myriad development projects focused on stability, infrastructure, and agriculture, RADP-North leverages investments in agricultural value chains to optimize cost-effectiveness and incorporate lessons learned.

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Afghanistan—Small and Medium Enterprise Development (ASMED)

ASMED supported small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the major drivers of Afghanistan’s economic development. Through support for investment, technology, and business development services, ASMED improved private sector productivity by expanding SMEs and increasing employment.

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Afghanistan—Stability in Key Areas-North (SIKA-North)

SIKA-North worked to create more resilient communities in Afghanistan that see their government officials as delivering public services and responsive to local problems. This is critical to stability, as Afghans generally assert that government effectiveness improves their personal sense of predictability, community resilience, and physical security.

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Afghanistan—Strong Hubs for Afghan Hope and Resilience (SHAHAR)

Afghanistan’s municipal governments are not performing at the level they must to maintain their social contract with their citizens. They have improved over the past decade and their performance in public service delivery is better, more so in some municipalities than others.

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African, Caribbean and Pacific–European Union Microfinance Programme

It is easy for people with access to financial services to make safe and sensible decisions on loans, savings, money transfers, and insurance. But in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, 71 percent of adults lack access to a bank.

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Africa—Africa Lead II

Following on the original Africa Lead project, Africa Lead II is building the capacity of local leaders to develop, manage, and lead programs aimed at increasing agricultural productivity and food security.

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Africa—Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)

The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is the agricultural programme of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, an African Union (AU) programme.

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Africa—Conflict Prevention, Mitigation, and Response Programs in East and Southern Africa (CPMR-ESA)

Ethnic conflict, weak economies, health crises, and fragile governments dramatically hinder sustainable economic and political development in Africa’s Horn and Great Lakes regions.

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Africa—Leadership Training and Capacity Building Program (Africa Lead)

The U.S. government’s Feed the Future (FTF) initiative calls not simply for host-country partnership but country leadership. Working across public and private institutions, Africa Lead is building capacity among Africa’s emerging food security leaders to devise and manage their country investment plans.

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Africa—Trans-Sahara Security Symposium (TSS)

The U.S. Africa Command’s Operation Enduring Freedom—Trans-Sahara and DAI conducted this innovative civil-military operations/relations (CMO/R) education program to support the interagency Trans-Sahara Counter Terrorism Partnership (TSCTP).

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Albania—Albanian Agriculture Competitiveness (AAC) Program

Given the importance of agriculture to the Albanian economy—it provides income for nearly two-thirds of the rural population and accounts for close to a quarter of the country’s gross domestic product—AAC has the potential to make a lasting contribution to sustained economic development and improved livelihoods across the country.

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Angola—Fiscal Reform Project (AFRP)

In the peace following three decades of civil war, Angola faced the formidable challenge of building basic infrastructure, establishing social services, and addressing widespread poverty.

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Angola—Regional Trade Project (ProAgro)

In the early 2000s, Angola was deep in the process of rebuilding after 27 years of civil war. With a very weak infrastructure and a poorly functioning market economy, Angola’s costs of production for nearly all products were high.

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Armenia—Agribusiness Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Market Development Program (ASME)

In 2000, Armenia was still shaking off the Soviet heritage of planned economy approaches, a mentality of production-led entrepreneurship and isolation from international markets.

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Armenia—Multi Bank Framework

DAI was contracted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to support to Armenian Partner Banks to implement small and medium enterprise lending projects by assisting the partner banks in establishing adequate lending practices and supporting them in loan appraisal and credit approval processes.

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Armenia—Technical Assistance for MSE Agri-Lending Products for Araratbank

Araratbank in Armenia is a privately owned commercial bank that provides a range of services to corporate and retail customers and small businesses, with micro, small, and medium-sized companies (MSMEs) as its main clientele.

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Azerbaijan—Parliamentary Program in Azerbaijan (PPA)

Azerbaijan faces serious challenges to its democratic development. Democratic institutions are new and evolving from a historical legacy of highly centralized authority, and Azerbaijan ranks near the bottom of several international measures of corruption.

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Bangladesh—Agricultural Value Chains (AVC) Program

Funded under the Feed the Future initiative, this project works to improve food security by strengthening agricultural value chains.

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Bangladesh—Promoting Governance, Accountability, Transparency, and Integrity (PROGATI)

Corruption is a significant obstacle to governments as they seek greater economic growth and to expand public services. Faced with the lack of transparency and accountability, citizens, the private sector, and foreign investors lose trust in public institutions and the rule of law.

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Belarus—Bank for Reconversion and Development–Institution Building Plan

By March 2009, the Reconversion and Development Bank (RDB) had become the 18th largest bank in Belarus in terms of total assets. With a focus on retail lending, the bank was one of the most profitable in the country and wanted grow its micro and small business portfolio to become a more universal bank.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina—Governance Accountability Project (GAP)

Since the Dayton Peace Accords of 1995, Bosnia and Herzegovina has been consolidating its emerging multiethnic and representative government. To improve the chances for political success and sustainability, GAP built the capacity of 41 “partner municipalities” to serve their citizens within a policy and fiscal framework of good governance.

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Botswana—Technical Assistance to the SADC Secretariat: Institutional Capacity Development Programme

DAI is improving the capacity of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat to provide expertise and harmonise policies and strategies for regional integration and sustainable development for its member states

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Brazil—Micro and Small Enterprise Trade-Led Growth Program (MSE)

Micro and small enterprises (MSEs) make important contributions to the Brazilian economy, representing 20 percent of the total gross domestic product nationwide. However, although the MSE sector accounts for a large part of Brazilian businesses, it contributes a minimal percentage to Brazil’s exports (only 3 percent).

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Bulgaria—Allianz Bank Bulgaria AD

DAI was contracted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, under its Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Finance Facility Special Fund, to support Allianz Bank’s ability to downscale its lending activities to the SME sector in Bulgaria.

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Bulgaria—Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Credit Line Support – Rational Energy Utilisation and Financing Plans

In partnership with Encon Services, DAI implemented a European Bank for Reconstruction and Development-funded project intended to develop Rational Energy Utilization Plans with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Bulgaria.

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Bulgaria—Eurobank EFG

Eurobank EFG Bulgaria AD (EFGB) is the fifth-largest bank in Bulgaria, operating 272 network locations and employing 2,649 staff. In 2008, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development selected EFGB to receive a credit line of €25 million under its lending window facility for on-lending to Bulgarian small and medium enterprises (SME).

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Bulgaria—Société Générale Expressbank

Société Générale Expressbank (SGE), one of Bulgaria’s leading banks in the consumer finance market, as interested in expanding its small and medium enterprise (SME) loan portfolio.

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Burma—DaNa Facility

The DaNa Facility seeks to reduce poverty and increase incomes by fostering a strong business environment conducive to the creation of jobs and economic opportunities for SMEs and poor people.

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Burundi—Agribusiness Program (BAP)

Burundi’s extreme poverty is largely due to the fact that more than 90 percent of the population is on subsistence agriculture—and the agriculture sector has one of the lowest productivity rates in the world.

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Burundi—Post-Conflict Transition Assistance Program (PCTAP)

Established to assist Burundi’s post-transition national government and civil society organizations, PCTAP increased the government’s ability to develop policies and deliver essential services in a transparent, inclusive, and conflict-sensitive manner.

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Cabo Verde—Land

The Cabo Verde Land project provided direct support for public outreach, adjudication, parcel mapping, data capture, processing of information and records for the purpose of land registration.

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Cambodia—Development Innovations

Technology—when carefully adapted to the context and users it serves—has the potential to empower civil society organizations (CSOs) to tackle development challenges in innovative ways with increased reach and results.

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Cambodia—Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Strengthening 2 Project (MSME 1 and 2)

The Cambodia MSME 1 and 2 Project built upon the success of DAI-led employing a market-driven, grassroots strategy aimed at alleviating poverty and fostering economic growth in 17 rural provinces.

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Cambodia—Public Financial Management Reform Programme

The Royal Government of Cambodia has successfully designed and implemented a comprehensive four-stage public financial reform plan supported by 10 development partners, including the European Commission, the U.K. Department for International Development, and AusAID.

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Central America and the Dominican Republic—CULTIVAR

Consumers increasingly look for a commitment to social and labor standards from both producers and retailers. Thus, exporters from Central America and the Dominican Republic can improve their competitive position by demonstrating a commitment to such standards.

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Central America—Continuous Improvement in the Central American Workplace (CIMCAW)

In the globalizing economy, the challenge of implementing international and national labor standards has moved to the forefront of companies’ business and corporate citizenship priorities.

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Central America—Regional Climate Change Program (RCCP) (Programa Regional de Cambio Climatico—PRCC)

This regional initiative is identifying solutions and action plans to permit the countries and territories of Central America and the Dominican Republic to respond to the effects of climate change.

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Central Asia—Competitiveness, Trade, and Jobs Activity (CTJ)

A quarter of a century after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the Central Asian Republics have yet to realize full regional integration or sustained economic growth outside of the oil and gas industries.

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Colombia—Design and Implementation of Microsavings Products for Financial Intermediaries (MICROAHORRO)

While certain areas in Colombia have acceptable levels of banking, many Colombians are still excluded from basic services such as a savings account. In addition to geographic isolation, there are other, more subtle barriers to financial inclusion: local informal economies, low levels of financial education, transaction costs, fees, and many realities and expectations not well understood by the country’s financial institutions.

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Croatia—Agribusiness Competitiveness Enhancement Project (ACE)

Although it is more industrialized than many countries in the Balkans and southeastern Europe, Croatia has roughly 250,000 residents who rely on agriculture for their livelihoods.

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Croatia—Enhancing Small and Medium Enterprise Performance (ESP)

In 2003, with an unemployment rate as high as 20 percent, job growth was a primary imperative for Croatia. The ESP project worked to create lasting private sector jobs in economic sectors where Croatia is internationally competitive—leading to higher levels of investment and sustainable economic growth.

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Croatia—Raiffeisen Croatia

The overall objective of the European Union/European Bank for Reconstruction and Development SME Finance Facility for EU Accession countries was to deepen the credit markets for small and medium enterprises by building the confidence and capacity of participating banks in SME lending, and by providing credit to SMEs through participating banks.

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Croatia—Raising Incomes in Economically Distressed Areas (RIEDA)

RIEDA was a demand-driven agricultural project that extended the reach of the Croatia Agribusiness Competitiveness Enhancement project to bring small and part-time farmers in the Area of Special State Concern (ASSC) into the mainstream. The ASSC includes both urban and rural areas.

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Democratic Republic of Congo—Capacity Building at Rawbank

Complementing other International Finance Corporation interventions to improve the enabling environment for private sector growth and investment, the capacity building delivered to Rawbank in the Democratic Republic of Congo falls under the Africa MSME Finance Program, which seeks to significantly increase support to African micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME).

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Democratic Republic of Congo—Food Production, Processing and Marketing (FPPM)

Most agricultural transactions undertaken in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are by small actors who operate in isolation without the help of reliable institutions, efficiencies, information, and signals.

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Democratic Republic of Congo—Technical Assistance for the Programme to Support Security Sector Reform (DAO Progress)—Defence Component

DAO Progress aims to assist civil and military authorities in the design and conduct of the security sector reform process (defence component) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, particularly in terms of administration and management, strengthening governance and rule of law, fighting against impunity, and promoting lasting peace.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo—Building Recovery and Reform through Democratic Governance in the DRC (BRDG-DRC)

Following a seven-year civil war, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is on a path toward recovery. A constitutional referendum was successfully implemented; free, fair, and transparent elections have been held; and those elections produced a president, a national assembly, and provincial assemblies.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo—Integrated Governance Activity (IGA)

The Integrated Governance Activity supports the development of a good governance framework in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and builds the local capacity needed to improve public service delivery and establish the confidence of the public in their government.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo—Programme De Bonne Gouvernance (PBG)

Since its independence in 1960, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has struggled to devise institutions that can provide effective governance for its vast and diverse land mass and for its diverse and long-suffering people.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo—Security Sector Accountability and Police Reform Programme (SSAPR)

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has for decades been riven by war, corruption, and inadequate governance. Too often, the security and police forces have been part of the problem rather than the solution for the Congolese people, operating within a culture of impunity that perpetuates a cycle of violence, conflict, and criminality.

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Dominican Republic—Proyecto de Justicia de USAID

The adoption of a new criminal procedures code in the Dominican Republic is bringing about institutional and organizational transformation needed to modernize the country’s judicial sector.

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East Africa—Roads to a Healthy Future Program (ROADS II)

The project works to increase access to multisectoral HIV/AIDS, health, and related services for mobile populations and vulnerable communities along major transport corridors; and to increase African regional institutions’ capacity to scale up best practices and apply lessons learned in HIV and health.

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East Africa—Trade and Investment Hub

Growth in the five East African Community Partner States—Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda—has been robust but uneven, with millions of people left behind in poverty. Women, youth, smallholder farmers, and the poor are not fully represented in policy making or implementation nor integrated into the wider economic community.

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East and Southern Africa—FoodTrade ESA

FoodTrade ESA works to systemically improve the national and regional staple food market systems, directly impacting more than 400,000 households and consumers through stable markets for staple food products. The program works to enable private sector to invest and develop regional staple markets, benefiting farmers and consumers.

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Eastern Europe and Central Asia—BIZPRO

BIZPRO supported businesses in the contiguous countries of Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldova. In Belarus, we organized professional accounting programs and engaged a local think tank to provide economic analysis.

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Ecuador—Strengthening Access to Microfinance and Economic Liberalization (SALTO)

The SALTO project was the central implementing mechanism for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Ecuador’s Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy.

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Egypt—National Bank of Egypt: MSME Lending Capacity Building

Loans to micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) account for only 6 percent of the total loan portfolio of Egyptian banks, well below the 10 to 30 percent documented in the countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The Government of Egypt and Central Bank of Egypt have made access to finance for MSMEs a top priority and key area for banking sector reform.

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Egypt—Technical Assistance for Policy Reform II (TAPR II)

TAPR II’s objective was to provide a comprehensive and integrated source of technical assistance to Egyptian reformers to help them define and implement their vision for economic policy and institutional reforms.

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El Salvador—Fiscal Policy and Expenditure Management Program (FPEMP)

The FPEMP project is helping the Government of El Salvador (GOES) increase tax revenue, without raising rates, and achieve greater transparency and accountability, and more efficiently use public resources.

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El Salvador—Improved Management and Conservation of Critical Watersheds (IMCCW)

Many inhabitants of the ecological corridors and watersheds of western El Salvador employ farming and other practices that contribute to environmental degradation—trends that threaten the sustainability of critical ecosystems, degrade water supplies and quality, and bind farmers to environmentally destructive subsistence farming.

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El Salvador—Puentes para el Empleo (Bridges to Employment Project)

Many young people in El Salvador’s high-crime communities face impossible choices for livelihoods among the gang coercion, underemployment, and expensive, dangerous migration.

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Equatorial Guinea—Technical Support Program to the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea (EGTSP)

Most Equatoguineans live in poverty, lack education, and suffer from poor health. Although the financial resources to address these challenges are available, there is no adequate mechanism to disburse them and, because of insufficient education and professional training, there are too few skilled professionals to thoughtfully design programs, execute activities, and manage projects.

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Ethiopia—Enterprise Partners/Private Enterprise Programme Ethiopia (PEPE)

This program is helping generate access to finance, good quality jobs, and increased incomes for Ethiopia’s poor. DAI works with consortium partners First Consult/Ethiopia, Itad/UK, Enclude/NL, and BCaD.

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Ethiopia—Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT)

While still one of the poorest countries in the world, Ethiopia has made many advances in reducing the level of poverty and increasing agricultural production. The pace of these advances however, is constrained by inefficiencies in the rural land sector and weak documentation and management of land rights.

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Ethiopia—Tax, Audit, and Transparency Programme (TAUT)

Though Ethiopia has achieved dramatic increases in economic growth and some successes in reducing poverty rates, the country’s challenges remain substantial; gross domestic product (GDP) per capita continues to be one of the lowest in the world, revenue collection lags behind growth rates, and incentives for private sector growth are limited.

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Ethiopia—Urban Gardens Program for HIV-Affected Women and Children (UGP)

With a population vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and poverty, Ethiopia needs innovative ways to enable its people to lead healthier, more productive lives. Lack of access to food for HIV-vulnerable populations is especially acute in cities, where land and water are scarce and food options are limited, and where food is expensive due to high transport costs and inefficient agriculture markets.

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European Commission—Public Procurement Initiative

DAI and lead partner Everis will provide European Union negotiators with quantitative tools to assess the government procurement markets in Australia, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Thailand.

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Feed the Future Southern Africa Seed Trade Project

This project provides technical assistance to help harmonize seed regulations in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), which will allow seed trade across the region, thereby integrating smaller and isolated national markets into one larger SADC market for seeds.

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Georgia—JSC BasisBank Institution Building Programme

DAI supported Basis Bank in the implementation of a comprehensive institution building programme. The objective of the programme was to strengthen the bank to allow it to compete effectively in Georgia and the region and thereby contribute to increased competition and a more balanced distribution of financial power.

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Ghana—Kosmos Innovation Center (KIC)

DAI helped to Kosmos Energy to design, launch, and implement the Kosmos Innovation Center (KIC) program as part of the oil and gas company’s corporate social investment strategy in Ghana.

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Ghana—Market Development (MADE) in Northern Ghana

This project is part of DAI’s framework contract with the U.K. Department for International Development and is being implemented by Nathan Associates UK. DAI is consulting the project on aspects of climate resilience.

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Ghana—Western Region Coastal Foundation (WRCF)

The WRCF is focused on helping to build local supply chains, improve stability, and promote inclusive economic development for poor communities in the six coastal districts in Ghana tied to the oil and gas sector. The project will focus on crowding-in private sector corporate funding from oil and gas companies and building trusted relationships between coastal communities and oil and gas companies.

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Guatemala—Fiscal and Procurement Reform Project (FPRP)

The Government of Guatemala’s anemic ratio of tax revenue-to-gross domestic product means the country cannot afford to provide critical public services. The project team will assist the government to increase domestic resource mobilization, enhance transparency and accountability, and support public procurement reform.

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Guatemala—Nexos Locales

Nexos Locales is working with 30 Feed the Future municipalities in Guatemala’s Western Highlands to foster more responsive, inclusive, and effective socio-economic development while reducing local vulnerabilities such as food insecurity and natural disasters. To achieve this goal, the project works at the intersection—or nexos—of good governance.

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Haiti—Appui a la Valorisation du potentiel Agricole du Nord, pour la Securite Economique et Environnementale (AVANSE)

Feed the Future AVANSE works with both farmers and vendors to address key constraints within production and value chains, from improving watershed stability and irrigation infrastructure, to increasing access to financial products and produce buyers.

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Haiti—Economic Development for a Sustainable Environment (DEED)

Environmental degradation in Haiti is the worst in the Western Hemisphere—a cause and result of the country’s economic decline. DEED focused on promoting environmentally sustainable development in two of the country’s watersheds through commercial agriculture, alternative livelihood development, and natural resource management.

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Haiti—Hillside Agricultural Program (HAP)

A shortage of land drives many farmers to till on Haiti’s hillsides. But to be sustainable, hillside farming requires suitable crops and special techniques. DAI staff worked with hillside farmers to build this understanding.

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Haiti—Hurricane Jeanne Reconstruction Program (HJRP)

The floods that ravaged Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne in September 2004 had their origins in the upper watersheds of major river systems that empty at Gonaives and Port de Paix.

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Haiti—Parliamentary Strengthening Program (PSP)

Given the Government of Haiti’s commitment to democratic reform and broad-based economic recovery, it is imperative that its elected officials be provided with technical and logistical support that allows them to fulfill their act as effective legislators and policymakers.

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Haiti—Recovery Initiative (HRI)

The January 2010 earthquake shattered Haiti’s teeming capital of Port-au-Prince, killing and maiming hundreds of thousands of people, rendering homeless hundreds of thousands more, and leaving the city in ruins with miles of buildings and homes collapsed and infrastructure broken.

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Haiti—Support to Haiti’s Microfinance, Small and Medium Enterprises Sector (Haiti MSME)

Haiti MSME was launched by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve livelihoods and create employment through broader access to financial services.

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Honduras—Banco Ficohsa Phase I

Building on its recent entry and growth in mortgage and micro, small, and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) lending, Banco Ficohsa—Honduras’ largest locally owned commercial bank—assessed its experience and the Honduran market to identify opportunities for profitable growth.

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Honduras—Justice, Human Rights, and Security Strengthening Activity (JHRSS)

In the wake of the 2009 removal of President Manual Zelaya, a weak state response to gang-related crime has led to unprecedented levels violence. The average Honduran living in an urban area faces risks such as bus robberies, indiscriminate homicides, extortion phone calls, and other criminal activities perpetrated by gangs, often with a high level of impunity.

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Honduras—Local Governance Activity (HLG)

Despite greater economic stability since 2000, Honduras has yet to significantly improve living conditions or reduce poverty for much of its citizenry. The inability of local governments to provide effective public services to their citizens has emerged as a key barrier to tackling the inter-related challenges of sluggish economic development and a lack of trust in the democratic system.

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Honduras—ProParque; Gobernanza en Ecosistemas, Medios de Vida, y Agua (GEMA)

Honduras and its Bay Islands offer unparalleled natural wonders—stunning coral reefs, mangroves, rainforests, cloud forests, mountain ranges, and an abundance of endemic plant and animal species. However, insufficient environmental protection and unchecked deterioration of natural resources threatens the future of these important and fragile ecosystems.

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Honduras—School-Based Violence Prevention Activity (SBVPA)

To address the complex nature of violence in and around schools in Honduras, SBVPA works across multiple levels; improving schools’ ability to prevent violence; strengthening local networks that increase school safety; and building the capacity of the Ministry of Education and social service agencies to respond to school-based violence.

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Honduras—Technical Assistance to Food Security, Nutrition, and Climate Resilience in the Dry Corridor (EUROSAN)

The work of EUROSAN is focused on the dry corridor in Honduras, home to some of the country’s most marginalised citizens. DAI provides technical assistance under this five-year food security and nutrition project, which is led by Belgium-based Agriconsulting and supported by DAI and Nicaragua-based Simbiosis.

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Hungary—Deutsche Leasing

Deutsche Leasing Hungary signed a €10 million facility with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in 2006 to develop its business of leasing to small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in Hungary as a part of the EU/EBRD SME Finance Facility for EU Accession Countries.

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Hungary—Unicredit (HVB) Leasing Hungary

DAI began supporting Unicredit Leasing Hungary (UCL) in May 2005 assisting the Hungarian bank to strengthen its small and medium enterprise (SME) leasing practices.

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India—Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) Financing and Development Program

India’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) stand behind the country’s economic growth and employment generation and make a significant contribution to poverty alleviation.

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India—Water Analysis, Innovations, and Systems Program (WAISP)

Food, health, and the environment are inextricably linked to the supply of water. In India, a country of 1.2 billion people, the water supply is being squeezed by the growing population and climate change. Despite overexploitation of groundwater, deteriorating water quality, and weak water governance, there is cause for optimism as the public and business sectors now acknowledge these threats to India’s economic growth and public health.

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Indonesia—APIK (Adaptasi Perubahan Iklim dan Ketangguhan, or Climate Change Adaption and Resilience)

From the burgeoning population centers of Java to the small island communities of Maluku, the Indonesian people face increasing risk from droughts, floods, and landslides. APIK is USAID/Indonesia’s first project focusing exclusively on climate change adaptation.

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Indonesia—Agribusiness Market and Support Activity (AMARTA)

Indonesian agribusiness is changing for the better, pursuing new supply chain models (such as hypermarkets), products, and business structures. Yet Indonesian agribusiness must become even more dynamic to keep pace with the rapid transformation of agribusiness globally.

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Indonesia—Community-Based Avian Influenza Control (CBAIC) Project

Indonesia accounts for the most confirmed human H5N1 avian influenza (AI) cases and deaths in the world. At the epicenter of the AI outbreak since soon after its reported emergence in poultry in early 2004, Indonesia understands its need to expand its surveillance and response capabilities.

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Indonesia—Environmental Services Program (ESP)

In Indonesia, 100 million people lack access to clean water, and many households in densely populated areas are not served by existing piped water. This project developed an innovative “ridge to reef” approach that leveraged the inextricable connection between health and the environment.

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Indonesia—Orangutan Conservation Services Program (OCSP)

OCSP addressed the major threats driving orangutan extinction: forest conversion, unsustainable logging, and wildlife trafficking. To do so, the project formed and strengthened partnerships with 40 international and local organizations, private sector partners, government institutions, and communities, which together supported the design and establishment of best management practices for key habitat conservation of wild orangutan populations.

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Indonesia—SENADA Indonesia Competitiveness Program

SENADA, a four-year project financed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), generated growth, jobs, and income by increasing the competitiveness of Indonesia’s labor-intensive manufacturing industries, including footwear, furniture, garments, auto parts, and information and communications technology.

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Indonesia—Strategies Against Flu Emergence (SAFE)

In recent years, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and DAI have helped Indonesia—the country that has suffered the most human deaths from H5N1 avian influenza—make great strides in reducing its vulnerability to the virus.

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Indonesia—Support for Peaceful Democratization (SPD)

Indonesia has experienced tremendous political, economic, and social change since the end of authoritarian rule in 1998. The country now enjoys one of Asia’s most pluralist and critical media, and has held internationally accepted general elections.

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Indonesia—Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (IUWASH, IUWASH PLUS)

Despite positive economic growth in recent years, urban Indonesia still suffers from one of the lowest rates of access to safe water and improved sanitation in the region. USAID’s IUWASH Penyehatan Lingkungan untuk Semua, or Environmental Health for All (IUWASH PLUS), is working to expand access to water and sanitation services to hundreds of thousands of low-income urban households.

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Indonesia—WASH Sector Status and Trends in Water and Development Strategy Priority Countries

While many developing countries have made notable progress increasing access to water, progress is more uneven in improving access to adequate sanitation. In both cases, however, sustainability must underpin activity interventions because—as successful as they may be—without concerted and institutionalized commitments, advances can easily erode due to demographic changes, unstable governance, unsustainable financial models, water resource constraints, climate change impacts, and other causes.

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Iraq—Agriculture Reconstruction and Development Program for Iraq (ARDI)

For 8,000 years, the fertile land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers yielded agricultural goods. But after years of war and neglect, Iraq’s farming system was in a dire state.

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Iraq—Marshlands Restoration Project (IMRP)

The marshlands of southern Iraq were once a major flyway for billions of birds, a source of fish and dairy products for much of Iraq, and a natural filter for the waters of the Persian Gulf. But the wetlands were heavily drained as retaliation for their inhabitants’ uprising against Saddam Hussein following the Gulf War.

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Iraq—Rapid Assistance Program (IRAP); Quick Response Fund (IQRF)

Provincial Reconstruction Teams were the civilian-military teams established in 2005 to provide direct assistance to local Iraqi governments and communities. Most teams did not have the capacity to rapidly develop and deliver this assistance.

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Iraq—Support to Iraq’s Federal Board of Supreme Audit’s Strategic Development Plan

As Iraq’s primary audit institution, the Federal Board of Supreme Audit (FBSA) plays an integral role in ensuring the accountability of public funds, government institutions, and public servants.

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Iraq—Support to Iraq’s Federal Board of Supreme Audit’s Strategic Development Plan

As Iraq’s primary audit institution, the Federal Board of Supreme Audit (FBSA) plays an integral role in ensuring the accountability of public funds, government institutions, and public servants. The board’s strategic plan provides a road map for institutional strengthening to help the FBSA fulfill this mandate.

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Jordan, Egypt, and Palestine—Arab Women’s Enterprise Fund

Funded by the U.K. Department for International Development and the Islamic Development Bank and working in Jordan, Egypt, and Palestine, Arab Women’s Enterprise Fund (AWEF) is the first project of its kind. AWEF will stimulate increased women’s economic empowerment and agency through a market systems approach. This partnership will address gaps in women’s economic empowerment in the region, which has one of the lowest rates of female labour force participation in the world.

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Jordan—Competitiveness Program (JCP)

The Jordan Competitiveness Program (JCP), funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), assists Jordanian private and public sector leaders to achieve competitiveness and job creation goals, equitably and sustainably.

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Jordan—Fiscal Reform Project II and Bridge Activity (FRP II, FRP Bridge)

By 2009, years of organic and poorly planned growth in the Kingdom of Jordan had produced a large and unwieldy government bureaucracy accounting for 13 percent of the national workforce.

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Jordan—Instituting Water Demand Management (IDARA)

One of the 10 most water-deprived countries in the world, Jordan is making every effort to cooperate with neighboring countries that control or share much of the available water resources. But, as Jordan aspires to raise the quality and standard of living of its citizens, it must expand the commercial, industrial, and tourism sectors, thereby putting additional stress on the country’s already stretched water resources.

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Jordan—Strengthening of Institutional Capacities for Micro and Small Enterprises Lending (FINCA Jordan)

With one of the smallest economies in the Middle East, Jordan depends heavily on micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to drive growth and generate jobs. However, due to a lack of access to business loans, Jordanian MSMEs have not been able to reach their full economic potential, contributing to a shortage of employment opportunities currently, and potentially for years to come.

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Jordan—Sustainable Achievement of Business Expansion and Quality (SABEQ)

Improving Jordan’s productivity will be the key to sustainable economic growth, job creation, increased wages, and improved standards of living. While the private sector is key to stimulating and sustaining growth, it cannot do so alone.

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Jordan—Workforce Development (WFD) Project

In 2014, the Government of Jordan responded to the King’s call for a 10-year economic blueprint for meeting a set of challenging objectives. Key among the objectives was “to enhance policies related to human resources, link education policies to labor market demands, focus on building a labor force through vocational training, especially youth, so that they gradually replace guest labor, and encourage women to join the labor market.”

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Kazakhstan—Development of Standards for the Civil Service Provision (KCSP)

Kazakhstan is one of the leading former Soviet countries in the field of public administration. Following independence in 1991, the government implemented a series of economic and political reforms, but in 2005 further improvements were still required to ensure continued progress.

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Kenya—Deepening Democracy Programme (DDP)

The Kenya Deepening Democracy Programme addresses recurring political instability and non-inclusive institutions in Kenya by improving electoral processes and government accountability.

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Kenya—Drivers of Accountability Programme (DAP)

This programme was prompted by the post-election violence of 2007–2008 in Kenya, when implications of impunity, lack of accountability, and need for an overhaul of the constitutional, legislative, electoral, and judicial environment became critical.

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Kenya—Financial Inclusion for Rural Microenterprises (FIRM)

Kenya’s microfinance sector is internationally recognized due largely to consistent and strategic investment by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and projects led by DAI, including most recently our Kenya Access to Rural Finance (KARF) project (2007–2010).

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Kenya—Hunger Safety Net Programme Phase 2 (HSNP2)

The first phase of the Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP) in Kenya—from 2009 to 2012—reached 69,000 households in four northern counties with a cash transfer payment every two months.

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Kenya—Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Project (KIWASH)

By combining nutrition programming with improved access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), the U.S. Agency for International Development has designed the Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Project (KIWASH).

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Kenya—Microfinance Capacity Building Project (KEMCAP)

As the trade and financial hub for East Africa, Kenya has been a leader in developing a network of microfinance institutions that extend loans to small farms, businesses, and entrepreneurs. The Association of Microfinance Institutions (AMFI) was formed to serve the interests of these institutions by creating an enabling environment for microfinance, sharing best practices, and creating business connections between various regional firms.

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Kenya—Strengthening Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change in Kenya Plus (StARCK+)

Much of Kenya’s economy is based around sectors that are highly climate vulnerable, particularly tourism, arable agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, and livestock. Minor industries that employ significant numbers, such as forestry and coastal and freshwater fisheries, are also sensitive to climate change.

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Kenya—Transition Initiative Program (KTI)

Adopted in the wake of flawed national elections and resulting interethnic violence in 2007, Kenya’s February 2008 peace accord and power-sharing agreement afford Kenyans the political framework around which they can begin to rebuild their country.

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Kosovo—Ministry of Foreign Affairs Support (KMFAS)

Until recently, the fledgling nation of Kosovo’s most pressing concern was not governing as an independent state, but finalizing its territorial status. With that issue resolved, Kosovo’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) began establishing itself as an institution, creating an embassy presence in foreign countries, and negotiating international agreements and treaties related to its status as a sovereign country.

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Kosovo—Transparent, Effective, and Accountable Municipalities (TEAM)

Kosovo is a poor country where cities need to make the most of their funding. TEAM helps these cities improve accountability and optimize their expenditures transparently and for the public good.

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Kyrgyzstan—Community and Municipal Governance Initiative (CAMI)

After emerging from ethnic conflict and political upheaval in 2010, the Kyrgyz Republic has experienced a period of renewed political stability and strengthening of public institutions.

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Kyrgyzstan—Parliamentary Strengthening Program (KPSP)

In April 2010, the Government of Kyrgyzstan and its president were brought down amid protests over corruption, abuse of power, and increasing utility prices. Within days a new Government assumed power, followed in June 2010 by a new constitution and parliamentary centric system.

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Latin America and the Caribbean—Technologies for Financial Inclusion (Tec-In)

The Tec-In project works to identify and develop innovations in the use of information and communications technology (ICT) to expand access to financial services throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Lebanon—Industry Value Chain Development (LIVCD)

Lebanese agricultural products have the potential to compete well in regional and international markets; however many products require improvements in terms of quality and specifications to meet customer demand, leveraging the country’s significant assets and abundant talented human resources.

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Lebanon—Water Policy Program (LWPP)

Under the LWPP, DAI supported the Ministry of Energy and Water and the Water Establishments in Lebanon, guiding Lebanese ministry and water establishments’ officials through the complicated process of identifying and implementing sustainable financing and privatization techniques.

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Lebanon—Water Project (LWP)

LWP is increasing reliable and sustainable access to water for Lebanese citizens, improving water management practices, enhancing the efficiency and sustainability of the public water utilities, and responding to water issues arising from the influx of Syrian refugees.

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Lebanon—Water and Wastewater Sector Support (LWWSS)

Lebanon is saddled with a multitude of water and wastewater infrastructure investments that are failing to adequately deliver benefits to its people. The companies that provide water face crippling staff shortages and an aging workforce, poor customer relations, low tariffs that fail to recover operating costs, lack of metering, excessive nonrevenue water, and years of underinvestment in the water and wastewater infrastructure.

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Lesotho—Apparel Lesotho Alliance to Fight Aids (ALAFA) Project

The apparel industry is Lesotho’s largest private sector employer with approximately 46,000 people employed. In 2005, it was estimated that one third, or 15,000, of these workers were HIV positive.

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Liberia—Accountability and Voice Initiative (LAVI)

LAVI will implement activities that strengthen advocacy and coalitions pressing for public sector reform and improving the citizen-state relationship. We will work with civil society, the private sector, government, and others to support these coalitions—strengthening linkages among them, building capacity, and promoting local services.

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Liberia—Building Recovery and Reform Through Democratic Governance (BRDG-Liberia)

Since 1979, chronic instability has plagued Liberia. Peace was restored in late 2003 when warring factions signed a Comprehensive Peace Agreement, and in January 2006, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was inaugurated, marking the end of the transition to peace and the restoration of democratic self-rule.

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Liberia—Community Infrastructure Project II (LCIP I, II)

After the second civil war in Liberia ended, DAI was active in the country on behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), supporting social reconciliation, community infrastructure reconstruction, economic development, and democratic governance and civil society strengthening.

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Liberia—Food and Enterprise Development Program (FED)

Half of all Liberians generate their income through agriculture, yet agriculture is not seen as a business by the vast majority of Liberian farmers.

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Liberia—Liberian Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI)

DAI assisted LBDI in expanding its business, particularly to the micro, small, and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) segment. The banking sector in Liberia is extremely small, comprising only a handful of operational banks.

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Liberia—Local Empowerment for Government Inclusion and Transparency (LEGIT)

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has launched an ambitious reform agenda to support government decentralization. The Government of Liberia has committed to moving forward with deconcentration in the near term, setting the stage for full devolution in the long-term.

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Liberia—Revenue Generation for Governance and Growth (RG3)

Enhancing the government of Liberia’s ability to collect taxes from its citizens, known as domestic revenue mobilization (DRM), is a critical part of helping the country meet the long-term development goals laid out in its ambitious Agenda for Transformation.

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Liberia—Support Unit for Liberia FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA)

In 2011, the European Union and the Government of Liberia concluded a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) under the European Union’s Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan. The agreement commits the Liberian Government to developing and implementing systems to ensure that its timber exports to the European Union come from legal sources.

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Libya—World Bank Needs and Security Assessment

The goal of this assessment is to update World Bank understanding in Libya, increase the specificity of its knowledge about critical institutions and themes, and broaden the base of Libyan sources for future use by the bank.

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Macedonia—Make Decentralization Work Project (MDW)

Decentralization is an important component of lasting democratic development in countries such as Macedonia that are accustomed to a centralized autocracy. The MDW project increased the capacity of municipal governments to assume new powers under the decentralization that commenced in 2005.

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Macedonia—Municipal Management of Macedonian Schools Program (MMMS)

The Republic of Macedonia has made decentralization and the promotion of democratic local governance a principal part of its commitment to restore, revitalize, and expand democratic practices. The goal of MMMS was to provide technical assistance and training to local governments to improve their ability to undertake their new responsibilities in school management.

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Macedonia—Ohridska Banka Société Générale (OBSG)

Ohridska Banka Société Générale (OBSG) became an affiliate of Société Générale in 2007. One of 10 companies in the Macedonian Stock Exchange Index, OBSG signed an agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a €5 million Loan Facility.

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Macedonia—SME Finance Framework—Investbanka

DAI was contracted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to help Investbanka substantially increase its small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) lending activities.

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Madagascar—Eco-Regional Initiatives to Promote Alternatives to Slash and Burn Practices (ERI)

As a tropical island nation, Madagascar has a rich and diverse foundation of plants, trees, and animals. However, the natural environment has been depleted over the years to the point where desertification threatens Madagascar’s future.

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Malawi—Community Partnerships for Sustainable Resource Management (COMPASS II)

Malawi’s soils, waters, forests, wildlife, fisheries, and other natural resources are being harvested and degraded at rates exceeding their ability to regenerate and replenish. Widespread poverty, low education levels, and epidemic diseases such as AIDS and malaria force many rural households to use a survivalist strategy in their interactions with natural capital assets.

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Malawi—Feed the Future Integrating Nutrition into Value Chains

DAI and our partners, Michigan State University and Save the Children, focused on inclusive value chain building in Malawi and smallholders’ decision-making about what to plant and consume, acknowledging that smallholders operate under short horizons with limited assets and coping strategies for handling fluctuations in food and income.

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Malawi—Local Government Accountability and Performance (LGAP)

Over 20 years since its first multi-party elections, the government of Malwai is renewing efforts to decentralize government power, based on the principle that sustainable socioeconomic development is best achieved when decisions are made at the local level. Despite an initially strong legal framework for local governance, institutional tensions as well as confusion over roles and responsibilities between levels of government continues to hinder successful decentralization.

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Malawi—Technical Cooperation to Strengthen National Capacity in Implementing Land Policies and Laws Efficiently and Effectively (Land Governance)

The overall objective of the Malawi Land Governance programme is to improve people’s livelihoods, with a particular emphasis on the rural areas, through sustainable agricultural development.

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Malawi—Tilitonse Fund

Malawi is a largely rural country and, despite impressive recent progress, poverty rates and basic service delivery remain a challenge. Sixteen years since multi-party democracy replaced 30 years of single party rule, many people are still unused to holding government to account for services they provide, how they manage public money, or protection of basic rights.

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Mexico—Access to Rural Finance for Microenterprises (AFIRMA)

As the Mexican economy has grown and evolved, issues such as regulation, credit information services, and development of microfinance skills have become increasingly important—particularly since microentrepreneurs and households have been hard hit by the inherent volatility in agricultural production and the economic crisis of the mid-1990s.

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Mexico—Agricultural and Rural Bank Officer Training Program (FINRURAL)

Through a U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) grant, DAI created and implemented a rural bank and credit officer training program to give Financiera Rural staff a solid foundation in rural and agricultural loan and credit operations, and to give the institution the in-house expertise it needed to meet its future demands for new officer training.

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Mexico—Technical Assistance Program for Rural Microfinance (PATMIR)

Many people in Mexico are too poor or geographically isolated to use traditional banks for services such as saving and borrowing. We are working with an alliance of regulated financial institutions to expand access to basic financial services to the poor.

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Middle East and North Africa—Further Advancing the Blue Revolution Initiative (FABRI)

We work closely with USAID to launch and strengthen the Middle East and North Africa Network of Water Centers of Excellence (MENA NWC), a regional association of research and educational institutions.

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Moldova—Agricultural Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project (ACED)

The need to diversify export markets is broadly accepted throughout Moldova. ACED supported this imperative—including improving Moldova’s sanitary and phytosanitary standards compliance and its ability to meet international food safety standards.

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Moldova—Business and Tax Administration Reform Project (BIZTAR)

BIZTAR supported the Government of Moldova’s efforts to encourage productive investment by improving the business environment and lowering the overall burden of state regulation on private enterprise.

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Moldova—ICS Total Leasing SA, Moldova, Improvement of Risk Management

To support the development of the small and medium enterprises sector in Moldova, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Bank, through the Moldovan Financial Sector Framework, approved a loan facility of €1.5 million to ICS Total Leasing SA in December 2010.

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Moldova—IFC Investment Climate Reform

DAI completed the International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s Investment Climate Reform program in support of Moldova’s strategy to prepare its economy to capitalize on the country’s association agreement with the EU.

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Mongolia Value Chain Finance Project

We are devising a strategy to expand and improve financial services in Mongolia that would facilitate the strengthening of select value chains, including in mining, agriculture, construction, and manufacturing.

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Mongolia—Khan Bank: Bank Management Support

In 1999, the state-owned Agricultural Bank of Mongolia, or AgBank (now known as Khan Bank), was in receivership and staring at outright failure. The consequences for Mongolia’s people and economic development would have been severe, because [AgBank][1] was the only bank offering significant coverage of the country’s rural hinterland and reaching the bulk of its population.

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Mongolia—SME Leasing Policy Initiative

During the past decade, Mongolia has experienced strong economic growth supported almost single-handedly by its mining industry—primarily copper, coal, and gold. Mongolia has also progressed significantly in developing and strengthening its financial services and regulations.

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Montenegro—Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency Facility (RE-EE)

A high degree of inefficiency and pollution are major challenges facing the Montenegrin energy sector, besides the necessity of general rehabilitation measures. The economic potential for investments in renewable energies and energy efficiency measures in Montenegro is high and—due to a lack of information, awareness, and financial means—far from being used to full capacity.

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Morocco—Economic Competitiveness Project (MEC)

Our goals for this project in water-constrained Morocco were simple: reduce poverty, create jobs, and upgrade the workforce. Cutting across the project’s three main components were gender and youth considerations—an effort to mainstream citizens marginalized despite Morocco’s economic growth.

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Morocco—Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (MorSEFF)

Like with its successful PjolSEFF and WebSEFF projects in Poland and the Western Balkans, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), in cooperation with in cooperation with the French Agency for Development, European Investment Bank, and KfW Development Bank, has extended credit lines to local partner financial institutions in Morocco that then on-lend to their clients.

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Mozambique—Access to Finance Programme (MAFiP)

The Mozambique Access to Finance Programme (MAFiP) facilitates financial inclusion for all through a range of quality financial services to more than 2 million poor Mozambicans and 650 businesses, particularly in rural areas.

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Mozambique—Democratic Governance Support Programme (DGSP)

The Democratic Governance Support Programme, or DIÁLOGO—Diálogo Local para a Boa Governação in Portuguese, is working to contribute to improved governance and accountability for Mozambican citizens in urban municipalities, so that citizens—particularly women and youth—know more, engage more, and vote with confidence in their cities.

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Mozambique—Feed the Future Agricultural Innovations (INOVA)

The Feed the Future Agricultural Innovations (INOVA) project partners with farmers, businesses, and policymakers to explore ways to improve production and increase sales of key cash crops vital to Mozambique’s economy.

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Mozambique—Financial Sector Deepening (FSDMoç)

Financial Sector Deepening Mozambique (FSDMoç) is a financial inclusion facilitation unit. It is seeking financial inclusion for households and businesses through a series of public and private sector partnerships. FSDMoç is targeting increased access and improved quality of financial services for 2 million individuals and 650 businesses in Mozambique by 2019.

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Mozambique—Innovation for Agribusiness (InovAgro I, II)

In Northern Mozambique, small-scale farmers dominate agricultural production but work at subsistence level. InovAgro increases small farmers’ revenue by facilitating sustainable changes in the agricultural market.

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Mozambique—Supporting the Policy Environment for Economic Development (SPEED, SPEED+)

Mozambique has been engaged in economic policy reform since its first democratic elections in 1994. With a pressing need to reform the country’s business policies and strengthen private sector participation, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) initiated the Support Program for Economic and Enterprise Development (SPEED), a five-year, $19.4 million project implemented by DAI.

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Namibia—Regional Trade Project (NRTP)

NRTP’s objective was to build the capacity and competitiveness of historically disadvantaged Namibian firms in the small and medium sector to enable them to trade and establish linkages with firms in Namibia, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region (for example, Angola, Zambia, and South Africa), and the United States.

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Nepal—Nutrition Collaborative Research Support Program

Preparing food for children ages 6-24 months takes a lot of mothers’ time, which is often limited by other responsibilities. In low-income neighborhoods of Kathmandu, Nepal, there is minimal supply of but high demand for processed, affordable, and nutritious weaning foods that incorporate multiple food groups.

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Nepal—Program for Aquatic Natural Resources Improvement (PANI)

The water that courses through Nepal’s great Karnali, Mahakali, and Rapti river basins irrigates the region’s farmland and sustains the health of its people, while also providing a critical habitat for diverse freshwater species, and propelling the hydroelectric dams that help to power the country. However, important water resources such as these are increasingly strained by population growth, climate change, and indiscriminate use—stressors that will become more severe if left unchecked.

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Nepal—Rural Access Programme (RAP)

The Rural Access Programme addresses lack of access and social exclusion through rural road construction that targets the poorest and most disadvantaged groups in Nepal. This phase of the project places greater attention on road maintenance, while continuing to target short-term job creation, poverty reduction, and market-led economic development.

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Nigeria—Accountable, Responsive, and Capable Government (ARC)

Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy and one that continues to grows in size and dynamism. However, inefficient resource management, corruption, and a lack of accountability have undermined the government’s ability to translate this economic progress into inclusive growth and improved public services for more Nigerians.

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Nigeria—DFID Policy Development Facility (PDF2)

To develop a competitive and dynamic non-oil economy, particularly one based on pro-poor growth, Nigeria needs to pursue innovation and reform in its policy and public investment framework.

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Nigeria—Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND)

DAI assisted the Chevron Corporation with the strategic design of this Nigerian-registered foundation by helping outline a strategy for its Economic Development Program

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Nigeria—Mapping of Selected Areas of Benin City, Edo State

We supported the establishment of a geographic information system (GIS) unit, then developed a system for improving the collection, management, and analysis of geospatial data to support government decision making in Edo State. We also built the capacity of local staff to help with the planning and monitoring of urban upgrading projects, violence prevention strategies, and other government initiatives.

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Nigeria—Market Development Programme (MADE)

This 4½-year design and implement project in the Niger Delta is applying a market development approach (M4P) to improve market access, increase economic activity, and raise the incomes of 150,000 poor people, half of whom will be women.

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Nigeria—Restructured Economic Framework for Openness, Reform, and Macroeconomic Stability (REFORMS)

With its return to democracy, Nigerian authorities have taken major steps to create a strategic framework for the federal budget, guide ministries in charge of delivering services, and open federal procurement to competition.

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Nigeria—Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Coordination Project (WCP)

The WASH Coordination Project assists forward-looking Nigerian states and utilities in improving WASH governance and service delivery. DAI is supporting Development Innovations Group in the implementation of WCP through data collection and analysis, monitoring and evaluation, and institutional capacity building.

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Pakistan—AAWAZ Voice and Accountability Programme

AAWAZ brings together five of the most important civil society development organizations in Pakistan: Aurat Foundation, Southeast Asia Partnership-Pakistan, Strengthening Participatory Organization, Sungi Development Foundation, and Sustainable Development Policy Institute.

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Pakistan—Accountable Justice in Pakistan Programme (AJPP)

Despite recent reforms in legislation, policy, and practice, many Pakistanis have little trust in law enforcement or justice institutions that they perceive as widely corrupt, slow, and ineffective. Lack of awareness of both how justice institutions function and the confidence to approach them is particularly common among poor and marginalized populations as well as minorities and women, often leading them to turn to informal and non-state means of justice.

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Pakistan—Education Voice and Accountability Fund (Ilm Ideas)

We are supporting organizations and individuals who are working to demand accountability and promote innovation in Pakistan’s education sector.

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Pakistan—Enhanced Democratic Accountability and Civic Engagement (EDACE)

This project aims to find opportunities to make short-term, high-impact grants to improve rights awareness, citizen engagement, access to justice, and provision of security services to ensure that Pakistani citizen rights and democratic processes are strengthened at provincial and local levels.

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Pakistan—Federally Administered Tribal Areas Capacity Building Program (FATA CBP)

In Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), socioeconomic development has been inhibited by a lack of development funds. In addition, worsening insecurity in the region is contributing to the gap in development between FATA and the rest of Pakistan.

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Pakistan—Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governance Program (KPG)

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) is Pakistan’s smallest province, but it ranks third in population and economic activity. KP’s relative vitality and diversity are offset by unstable public services and its vulnerability to militancy. The province, though, has seen incremental gains in stability in the past few years.

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Pakistan—Legislative Strengthening Program (PLSP)

Through PLSP, DAI worked with national and provincial legislatures to strengthen parliamentary institutions and processes. The program’s focus was on improving the capacity of the legislatures in their representation, law making, oversight/accountability, and infrastructure/management activities.

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Pakistan—Regional Economic Integration Activity (PREIA)

PREIA works to increase Pakistan’s access to regional and international markets and is a key economic growth project that stands to benefit numerous Pakistani businesses.

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Pakistan—Transforming Education in Pakistan (TEP)

The Transforming Education in Pakistan (TEP) programme manages a public advocacy campaign in Pakistan to ensure that parents and civil society groups support quality education.

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Palestine Finance for Jobs (F4J)

One of the most important political, social, and economic challenges facing Palestine today is the lack of sustainable and productive employment opportunities for the state’s growing population. Creating more jobs for women, youth, and marginalized people in particular is seen as one of the most effective paths toward reducing overall poverty in Palestine.

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Palestine—Facility for New Market Development (FNMD)

In the West Bank and Gaza, periods of relative political stability have witnessed significant economic growth and employment generation, while times of violence have resulted in recession and hardship for many households. The Palestinian private sector is now poised to assume its role as a driver for economic development, employment, and growth.

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Palestine—Olive Oil Export Development II Program

Agriculture contributes 27 percent of all Palestinian private sector output, making it a key sector for the economy. Olive oil production is of particular significance: olive trees comprise 45 percent of the total plant production in the West Bank and the annual income generated by olives and olive products is more than 20 percent of the overall national agricultural output.

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Palestine—Palestinian Enterprise Development (PED)

The Palestine Enterprise Development project represented a critical phase of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s investment to support a viable market economy in Palestine.

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Palestine—Strengthening the Accountability and Transparency of the Legislative Process (BAYAN)

The strength of democracy in Palestine depends on the ability of its citizens and their representative organizations to evaluate the performance of their elected officials, participate effectively in the legislative process, and have sufficient timely information to perform these crucial citizen responsibilities of oversight and advocacy.

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Palestine—The Compete Project

We are helping key Palestinian sectors compete in regional and global markets. Targeted sectors in the West Bank and Gaza include agribusiness, tourism, information and communications technology, stone and marble, fishing, and garments.

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Palestinian Market Development Programme (PMDP)

PMDP aims to improve market systems and improve the competitiveness of the Palestinian private sector. We will do so by improving private sector skills and innovation through technical assistance and matching grants; addressing market system failures in specific sectors through market analysis and facilitation; and strengthening trade and investment linkages with international markets in collaboration with key commercial representatives.

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Peru—Addressing Biodiversity-Social Conflict in Latin America (ABC-LA)

The increase of mining, logging, and oil and gas development in Latin America has led to chronic low-grade conflict and periodic violence in communities in or near extraction zones.

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Peru—Policy and Institutional Development Component (PIDC) of the Alternative Development Program

By 2005, Peru was the second-largest producer of coca leaves in the world, and production of coca leaves and cocaine has been rising dramatically as a consequence of counter-narcotics activities in Colombia and comparatively ineffective counter-narcotics policies and institutions in Peru.

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Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam—Municipal Waste Recycling Project (MWRP)

The Municipal Waste Recycling Project works in the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam to provide grants and technical assistance to waste recycling programs, with a particular focus on improving waste management practices and reducing plastics pollution in marine environments.

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Philippines—CARD Bank

DAI supported the Centre for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Bank in the creation of a small business bank (SBB). The CARD foundation was established in 1986 to address rural poverty by providing banking services to landless rural women in the Philippines.

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Philippines—Enhancing Governance, Accountability, and Engagement (ENGAGE)

This project assists six conflict-affected areas in Mindanao, Philippines: Cotabato City, Marawi City, Zamboanga City, Isabela City, Southern Basilan, Jolo, and its surrounding environs.

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Philippines—Environmental Governance Phase II (ECOGOV2)

Like most countries that have achieved significant economic development, the Philippines now is struggling with development’s byproducts: forest loss, declining fisheries, increased solid waste, and untreated wastewater. The key to overcoming these environmental problems is institutionalizing incentives for sustainable resource management.

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Philippines—Facilitating Public Investment (FPI)

With reform-minded leadership and the commitment of the United States and Philippine governments to transformational change—embodied in their joint Partnership for Growth—the Philippines has a rare opportunity to address some critical fiscal issues.

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Philippines—Local Implementation of National Competitiveness for Economic Growth (LINC-EG)

Implemented by the DAI/Nathan Group—a joint member of DAI and Nathan Associates Inc.—Local Implementation of National Competitivness for Economic Growth (LINC-EG) promotes local and national economic competitiveness to improve prospects for economic growth and fiscal sustainability in the Philippines.

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Philippines—Protect Wildlife (Protect)

Protect is a multi-pronged program in the Philippines that works to conserve biodiversity, protect wildlife, and sustain ecosystem services in ways that also improve the local population’s livelihoods and long-term well-being.

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Philippines—Scaling Innovations in Mobile Money (SIMM) Project

This two-year project addressed supply and demand constraints to broaden adoption of mobile money in the Philippines while promoting global knowledge sharing.

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Philippines—Water Revolving Fund Support Program (PWRF)

Public resources alone cannot meet the investment required for the Philippines to achieve its goals for access to potable water. The Philippines Water Revolving Fund (PWRF), the only water revolving fund outside the United States and Europe, leveraged overseas development assistance with local private funds using a cofinancing arrangement between the Philippine government and private banks.

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Poland—Polish Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (PolSEFF)

We are [creating a perpetual market][1] for investments in efficient energy by Poland’s local businesses by training financial institutions on how to appraise and finance sensible energy projects; detailing for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) the competitive advantages of investing in energy-efficient materials and equipment; and training local experts to assist SMEs in identifying and preparing technically feasible, bankable projects.

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Poland—Residential Energy Efficiency Financing Facility (Poland REFF)

Poland is one of the most energy-intensive economies in Europe and the Polish government identified increased energy efficiency as one of its top priorities when developing the country’s long-term energy policy.

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Regional–Off-grid Energy Access Mapping in Sub-Saharan Africa

The DAI Energy and Resources Group (DAI/ERG) designed a methodology to help the World Bank and International Finance Corporation provide investors with the data necessary to better understand the market for off-grid energy, and made that data accessible through a web-based, geo-analytical application.

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Romania—Bank Leumi

Bank Leumi Romania (BLR) is a small bank that had a market share of just 0.3 percent at the beginning of the project in 2008. It wants to increase this to about 3.0 percent by the end of 2012.

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Romania—Volksbank Leasing (RVBL)

Established in 2000, Volksbank Leasing (VBL) quickly became one of the top players in the Romanian leasing sector. By 2005, VBL had concluded €112 million in leasing contracts, approximately 80 percent of which were in the vehicle leasing sector and the remaining 20 percent in equipment leasing.

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Russian Federation—Clima East: Support to Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Russia and ENP East Countries

The Clima East programme works to help integrate the countries’ climate change strategies, greenhouse gases mitigation plans and adaptation approaches. The programme is part of a larger Clima East package, to include a pilot project component, implemented by UNDP, supporting the development of ecosystems-based approaches to climate change.

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Russia—Administrative Reform: Improving Public Sector Finance, Expenditure, and Delivery of Services

The Russian government acknowledges that administrative reform, civil service reform, and reform of the budget system is imperative to maintain its economic growth momentum.

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Russia—Microfinance Sector Support Program (RMSSP)

In the early 2000s, the Russian financial sector was overregulated and served primarily large enterprises. Financial sector deepening had only begun to take place with the expansion of microfinance, which allowed for the creation of new financial institutions catering to small entrepreneurs and individual consumers.

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Russia—NBD Institutional Strengthening

DAI was hired to assist Russia’s NBD, a bank focused on the micro, small, and medium enterprise sector, in its efforts to ensure that the appropriate institutional structures were put in place to enable the bank to grow and achieve its business objectives to expand into new regions and to attract a strategic investor.

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Rwanda—Human and Institutional Capacity Development Project (HICD)

Rwanda presents a compelling opportunity for Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) implementation. As a regional leader in promoting aid effectiveness, Rwanda has received accolades for its clear and time-bound plans that define its development priorities.

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Rwanda—Strengthening Sustainable Ecotourism in and around Nyungwe National Park (SSENNP)

Rwanda is an emerging tourist destination. This program is helping the country reach its tourism potential by targeting the spectacular Nyungwe National Park (NNP), focusing on inclusive ecotourism development for the benefit of communities surrounding the park and leveraging private sector investment in management, construction, and maintenance of new and existing park infrastructure.

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Rwanda—Support for Land Tenure Regularisation

The Land Tenure Regularisation (LTR) programme in Rwanda set as a goal the issuance of registered title to every landholder in the country. Prior to the project, we had laid the groundwork for an innovative approach to registration. Between 2005 and 2009, we developed and tested a feasible approach to [LTR][1], which lead to the Strategic Road Map for Land Tenure Reform.

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Serbia—Local Government Reform Program (SLGRP)

The fall of Milosevic opened new possibilities for a Serbia long isolated from democratic states in the region and the wider international community. However, the departure of Milosevic did not signal the complete transformation of the system of governance.

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Serbia—Metals Banka—Western Balkans SME Finance Framework (SMB)

In the Western Balkans, only a few financial intermediaries have sought out small business customers, and conservative collateral requirements and cumbersome credit procedures have further limited small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs’) access to finance.

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Serbia—Preparation of Second Energy Efficiency Action Plan and Development of Energy Indicators

The Preparation of Second Energy Efficiency Action Plan and Development of Energy Indicators project will assist the Serbian Ministry of Energy, Development, and Environment support sustainable development by creating an action plan and building capacities to advance energy saving and energy-efficiency measures that will contribute to reduction of energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.

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Serbia—Preparedness, Planning, and Economic Security Program (PPES)

Only a half-generation removed from civil war, Serbia has also been prone to flooding, including devastating floods in 2006 and 2010 that wrecked communities and small businesses and threatened the fragile social order.

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Serbia—Serbian Agribusiness Project (SAP)

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is working to help Serbia become a prosperous, democratic country moving further toward Euro-Atlantic integration.

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Short-Term Technical Assistance to the Sri Lankan Parliament Project (SLPP)

SLPP supports Sri Lanka’s newly elected parliament to change the Standing Orders in light of an evolving constitutional and institutional structure, facilitate training for new members and staff, and enable parliamentary staff to better engage with constituents through local development activities.

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Sierra Leone—Access to Security and Justice Programme (ASJP)

Security and justice are essential to countries in sub-Saharan Africa. They create an environment in which poverty-reducing development can occur and help reduce the incidence of violent conflict.

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Sierra Leone—Accountability Project—Support to the Auditor General’s Office (SLAP)

Sierra Leone has ranked near the bottom of the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Index for some time. Like other areas of public administration, the Office of the Auditor General was weakened by the civil war, lack of resources, and deterioration of government accountability systems.

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Slovakia—CAC Leasing

DAI was contracted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to improve small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) financing methodologies at CAC Leasing and help develop a new credit scoring model.

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Slovakia—SME Finance Facility—OTP Banka Slovensko

OTP Banka Slovensko is an institution that has historically focused on corporate lending. In 2005, the bank looked to diversify its portfolio and decided to incorporate small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) lending into its strategy. DAI was asked to redesign the analysis and approval process to meet the realities of the SME sector.

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Slovenia—SME Finance Facility—Volksbank Ljudska

Having identified a need to deepen small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) credit markets in Slovenia, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development undertook this project with the aim of building financial intermediaries’ confidence and capacity to assess risks and extend financing to Slovenian SMEs. DAI was contracted to design an appropriate lending methodology to allow Volksbank to substantially increase its SME lending activities.

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Somali Business Catalytic Fund (SBCF)

Over the past twenty years, violent conflicts in various areas of the Somalia Peninsula have hindered lasting economic growth and stability in the entire region, with more than 70 percent of the population living below the poverty line today. Despite these difficult conditions, the Somali private sector has shown remarkable resiliency, with a variety of small businesses managing to prosper and create an environment for potential investment.

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Somalia—Partnership for Economic Growth

A number of the Somali areas that enjoy relative peace and stability have established functioning governance structures and favorable business environments that have facilitated investment in sectors including livestock, import and export, telecommunications, remittances, and more.

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Somalia—Promoting Inclusive Markets in Somalia

The Promoting Inclusive Markets in Somalia (PIMS) programme takes a market development approach, using the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) methodology to stimulate inclusive economic growth. PIMS works through the private sector to support the functioning of markets in key sectors by addressing weaknesses in small-scale productive infrastructure, a chronic lack of market information, and limited access to finance.

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Somalia—Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS)

Somalia has been without a unified central government since 1990. The northern region of Somaliland declared its autonomy in 1991. The current Government of Somalia was established in 2012, but is limited geographically in its influence.

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South Africa—Analysis, Design, and Implementation Plan for Business Commitments in Local Procurement Accord

The South African business community, in a 2011 Local Procurement Accord, committed to “promote measures that will enhance the level of localization in private sector supply chains.” Signed by constituents of the business, labor, and government sectors, the accord ultimately aims to create 5 million jobs by 2020.

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South Africa—Establishment of the Office of Health Standards Compliance

We are assisting the South Africa National Department of Health (NDoH) as it transforms its Office of Standards Compliance into an independent public agency, the Office of Health Standards and Compliance (OHSC). The OHSC will monitor public health services and address complaints of non-compliance, while developing guidelines and providing information on the implementation of set health service standards.

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South Africa—Infrastructure Delivery Improvement Program (IDIP)

Following a 2001 review of provincial service delivery systems and realizing the challenges related to the planning and management of public sector infrastructure delivery, the South African government introduced the Infrastructure Delivery Improvement Programme (IDIP), a capacity-building program designed to enhance infrastructure delivery. DAI was involved in the design and initial implementation of the program.

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South Africa—International Business Linkages II (SAIBL II)

The political and socioeconomic model of apartheid South Africa constrained the competitiveness of black-owned companies by isolating them from the mainstream economy and limiting their access to opportunities for education and skills development.

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South Africa—Lonmin IFC SME Training and Development

This International Finance Corporation (IFC)-funded project worked to bring economic development and wealth to the local community by training local small and medium enterprises in the South African community where mining company Lonmin works.

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South Africa—Maruleng and Bushbuckridge Economic Development Initiative (MABEDI)

This project in South Africa worked to reduce poverty through increased local investment and strong business partnerships between commercial investors and communities that historically had been excluded from the mainstream local economy. In 2001, the South African government identified 13 rural poverty “nodes,” areas where it wants to stimulate economic growth and employment opportunity.

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South Africa—Massmart Farmer Support Programme

This project is increasing the number of local suppliers of fresh produce in South Africa to Massmart, a subsidiary of Walmart, in concert with the country’s black economic empowerment policy. It assists farmers and cooperatives with the informed farm- and market-level support they need to link to Massmart’s fresh produce supply chain. Additionally, we help farmers access commercial production credit from banks and other sources.

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South Africa—Sishen Iron Ore Company Community Development Trust

In September 2011, the South Africa-based Sishen Iron Ore Company Community Development Trust learned it would receive dividends of more than $1 billion. It also understood it was at risk of spending millions, but achieving little in terms of improving lives in its beneficiary local mining communities.

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South Africa—South African Football Players Union (SAFPU) HIV/AIDS Strategy

During the 2010 World Cup, all eyes were on South African football—locally, regionally, and around the world. The South African Football Players Union (SAFPU) recognized the seriousness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its impact on the football fraternity, and the community at large, and supported national efforts to reduce the spread of the disease, minimize its impact, and raise awareness around the issue of HIV/AIDS.

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South Africa—Technical Support to the Black Business Supplier Development Programme II (BBSDP)

South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry-commissioned Black Business Supplier Development Programme (BBSDP) was a capacity-building program to address the constraints that many black-owned small enterprises faced in participating in the mainstream economy.

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South Africa—Tourism Enterprise Programme (TEP)

Under apartheid, most South Africans were restricted from traveling freely, owning land, or making investments in areas of their choice. The result: an undeveloped culture of tourism and a lack of appreciation of the economic opportunities presented by tourism.

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South Africa—Women’s Justice and Empowerment Initiative

Under a subcontract to an RTI International project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), DAI worked on the Women’s Justice and Empowerment Initiative, a U.S. Presidential Initiative to address women’s rights and access to justice in four African countries.

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South Asia—EU Public Diplomacy and Outreach in India and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

There is a long history of engagement, and a great interest in taking forward cooperation, between the European Union and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region, which includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

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South Pacific Islands—Coastal Community Adaptation Project (C-CAP)

The Pacific Island countries comprise the most vulnerable region in the world to climate change. The nature-based livelihoods and diverse cultures that have risen from these island nations—some of which stand only meters above sea level—are being challenged, and in some cases overwhelmed, by sea level rise, changing ocean temperatures and acidity, increasing air temperatures, shifting rainfall and storm patterns, and other impacts of climate change that are projected to increase over the next 100 years.

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Southeast Asia—ASEAN-U.S. Partnership for Good Governance, Equitable and Sustainable Development and Security (U.S.-ASEAN PROGRESS)

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) seeks to promote equitable and sustainable human development in Southeast Asia through improved governance and regional security for its population of more than 600 million people. The ASEAN-U.S. Partnership for Good Governance, Equitable and Sustainable Development and Security (PROGRESS) focuses on strengthening institutions to advance ASEAN’s vision.

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Southeast Asia—Clinical Research in Southeast Asia (CRSA)

DAI helped Social & Scientific Systems (SSS) establish on-the-ground operations in Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

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Southeast Asia—Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC)

The Mekong ARCC project bridged the knowledge gap between high-level science and local responses to help communities become more resilient. We assisted select rural communities to strengthen their adaptation capacity in the face of climate change risks to water resources, agricultural systems, biodiversity, ecosystems, and livelihood opportunities.

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Southern Africa—Cost Benefit Analysis in Southern Africa

With increasing scrutiny on how government tax revenue is spent, bilateral donors must be able to devise high-impact, cost-effective approaches to development that demonstrate value for money.

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Southern Africa—Freshmark Project Evaluation

DAI was commissioned by TradeMark Southern Africa to conduct an independent evaluation of retailer Freshmark’s project helping 200 small-scale farmers in Southern Africa meet the retailer’s minimum food safety and quality standards, with the aim of improving the relationship between the retailer and its suppliers.

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Southern Africa—Making Commodity and Service Markets Work for the Poor (ComMark)

ComMark was designed specifically to facilitate the development and improved operation of commodity and service markets for the benefit of poor people in Southern Africa.

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Southern Africa—Provision of SME Banking Advisory Services to BancABC

BancABC is a pan-African financial services group that operates in five countries: Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The bank is developing a new business line focused on retail banking and lending to micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).

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Southern Africa—Trade Hub (SATH)

The 15-country Southern African Development Community (SADC) region—including government, private sector, and civil society—is realizing the advantages of greater regional and global trade linkages and export-oriented business development.

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Southern Africa—Trade and Investment Hub (SATIH)

When the U.S. Congress and the White House celebrated the reauthorization of the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) it reconfirmed the United States’ commitment to helping Africa become the world’s next major economic success story. Despite major gains in trade and market expansion, countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) still face significant obstacles to sustained economic growth.

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Sri Lanka—Reintegration and Stabilization in the East and North (RISEN)

After 25 years of civil war, the Government of Sri Lanka has regained control of its diverse provinces and peoples. The Eastern Province, an ethnically mixed, politically charged, and economically deprived area, was under the control of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) and still erupting in periodic violence as recently as 2008.

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Sri Lanka—Strengthening Democratic Governance and Accountability Project (SDGAP)

Sri Lanka’s new government has taken bold steps toward political and social change, including reinforcing the central role of parliament, and has introduced and bolstered independent oversight commissions.

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Sri Lanka—Transition Initiatives Project (SLTI)

Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Sri Lanka Transition Initiatives (SLTI) built support for the peace process among Sri Lanka’s citizens and increased collaboration among diverse groups to address local needs.

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Sudan—Transition Initiative

DAI managed small grant activities to strengthen Sudan’s transition to democratic and civilian rule, and and worked to improve stakeholder understanding and implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) of 2005.

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Tajikistan—Credit Scoring in Tajik Partner Institutions

This project’s main objective was to implement credit scoring in selected banks and non-bank microfinance institutions in Tajikistan. Credit scoring is a tool that helps participating institutions improve loan decision efficiency and quality, which can help to lower operating costs and reduce loan losses.

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Tajikistan—Support to Parliamentary Oversight of the Public Financial Management Process in the Tajikistan Parliament

DAI will offer technical assistance, advice, and training to the Tajik Parliament to support its oversight responsibilities for more effective management of public finances, resulting in greater transparency and accountability.

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Tajikistan—USAID Family Farming Program (FFP)

Tajikistan is the poorest country in Central Asia, with 49 percent of its rural population living below the poverty line. Approximately 73 percent of the country’s 8.2 million citizens live in rural areas, where paid jobs are scarce and the average amount of arable land held per person is 0.11 hectares.

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Tanzania—Developing Local Industries Connected to Tanzania's Natural Gas Discoveries

We are working in the Mtwara region of Tanzania to analyze the demand and supply for local suppliers in key supply chains in the gas industry, working closely with ExxonMobil, British Gas, and Statoil.

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Tanzania—Economic Strenghthening for Households Affected by AIDS (IMARISHA)

As the AIDS epidemic in Tanzania spread, treatment and care expanded and people started living longer. As a result, programs increasingly wrestled with how to mitigate the huge economic costs faced by individuals and families coping with HIV/AIDS and how to build better household safety nets.

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Tanzania—Feed the Future Tanzania Land Tenure Assistance (LTA)

Smallholder land registrations under the Village Land Act in Tanzania are of considerable importance in protecting local land rights. Since passing the Act in 1999, the process of registration has moved slowly.

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Tanzania—ME Consultant, Business Sector Programme Support Phase IV (BSPS IV)

The fourth phase of the Business Sector Programme Support (BSPS IV) has three components—Agricultural Markets Development, Improved Business Climate, and Access to Finance—and six subcomponents.

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Tanzania—Management Consulting to the National Microfinance Bank (NMB)

DAI began working in August 1999 to transform the National Microfinance Bank (NMB), a troubled state-owned savings bank in one of the world’s poorest countries, into a profitable commercial bank providing a full range of services to poor and middle-income customers.

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Tanzania—Policy Analysis and Public-Private Dialogue Support

DAI supports the Oil and Gas Association of Tanzania by conducting comparative policy analysis and facilitating public-private dialogues as part of the Association’s efforts to engage government stakeholders on how to most effectively implement new local content legislation.

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Tanzania—Private Enterprise Support Activities (PESA I, II)

Active in six regions that account for a third of Tanzania’s population, the Private Enterprise Support Activities (PESA) project focused on association development, encouraging farmers to form producer associations or to strengthen existing groups that pool resources and improve their sales position.

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Thailand—Sapan

Democracy in Thailand foundered in recent years on the heels of a period of strong economic gains. During the political crises and civil unrest of 2005-2010, institutions such as citizen advocates, professional associations, labor unions, and independent media faltered or simply disbanded.

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Timor-Leste—Developing Agricultural Communities/Desenvolve Agricultura Comunitaria (DAC)

In 2007, USAID invested in a hydroponic greenhouse facility that enabled 20 Timorese farmers to grow high-value vegetables such as peppers, tomatoes, and eggplant. These new products for local supermarkets replaced vegetables that previously had to be imported, jumpstarting production in Timor-Leste’s Aileu District and increasing cash income for its farmers.

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Tunisia—Transition Initiative (TTI)

After a month of youth-led protests fueled by social and economic pressures, corruption, and political repression, the Tunisian president and several family members fled the country in January 2011, ushering in a wave of political excitement and uncertainty.

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USAID Central America Regional Climate Change Program (RCCP) (Programa Regional de Cambio Climatico—PRCC)

This regional initiative is identifying solutions and action plans to permit the countries and territories of Central America and the Dominican Republic to respond to the effects of climate change.

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Uganda—Deregulation—Support to the Legal and Regulatory Environment for Business in Uganda (Phase I, II)

Significant achievements have been made in the past decade in revitalizing the Ugandan economy, but poverty levels remain high. The formal private sector has grown, but still comprises a low proportion of the total economy, and its capacity to grow further and faster is held back by weaknesses in the regulatory environment.

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Uganda—Governance, Accountability, Participation, and Performance Program (GAPP)

GAPP is improving the environment in Uganda—legal, policy, regulatory, and institutional—to meet demands for democratic governance and the participation of citizens and communities in local governance.

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Uganda—Productive Resource Investments for Managing the Environment—Western Region (PRIME/West)

The Albertine Rift is a vital region for global conservation, harboring more species of vertebrates than any other region on the African continent. It shelters more than half of continental Africa’s bird species and nearly 40 percent of its mammal species. However, high population density, inadequate economic opportunities, and weak natural resources governance threaten biodiversity by causing deforestation, unsustainable forest management, and habitat loss.

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Ukraine—Aval Raiffeisen Bank Ukraine

Since its inception in 1992, Raiffeisenbank Aval (AVAL) has strengthened its position in the Ukrainian market through an extensive branch network and a strong customer deposit base.

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Ukraine—EU/EBRD SME Support to Ukrainian Banks, 2nd Tranche - UkrSibbank

UkrSibbank received a €50 million credit line from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in 2008, but had difficulty disbursing funds in the wake of the global financial crisis and its impact on the Ukrainian economy.

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Ukraine—Financial Sector Transformation (FST)

The Financial Sector Transformation (FST) Activity supports efforts to reform Ukraine’s non-bank financial institutions.

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Uzbekistan—AgLinks Plus

For many people in developing countries, farming is the foundation on which their lives depend. AgLinks Plus works to increase agricultural incomes by improving the competitiveness of Uzbekistan’s fruit and vegetable sector, a major driver of the Uzbek economy.

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Uzbekistan—USAID Agricultural Value Chain Activity in Uzbekistan (Uzbekistan AVC)

Uzbekistan AVC will capitalize on the achievements of USAID’s Uzbekistan AgLinks (2007–2011) and AgLinks Plus (2011–2015) projects, which were implemented by DAI.

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Vietnam—An Binh SME Banking Project

DAI was contracted to provide An Binh Commercial Joint Stock Bank (ABB) with a client-driven small and medium enterprise (SME) banking strategy, with a clear objective to become a leading bank serving SMEs in Vietnam.

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Vietnam—Competitiveness Initiative (VNCI)

VNCI is an economic growth project designed to increase the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Vietnam

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Vietnam—Industrial Relations Promotion Project Phases 1-2

Vietnam has dramatically modernized its economy and supporting legal framework over the past decade, including a new Labor Code as of May 2013. But the framework for labor relations has not kept pace, leading to problems in implementing labor laws and poor communication between management and labor.

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Vietnam—Support for Trade Acceleration Project (STAR I, II, Plus)

In December 2001, the governments of the United States and Vietnam signed a historic bilateral free trade agreement that promised to strengthen economic and political ties between the two countries.

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Vietnam—Support to Vietnam’s Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy under Poverty Reduction Support Credit III – Support to State Audit of Vietnam (SAV)

Vietnam’s economy is on the right path, but numerous aspects of public administration require further development to promote conditions for sustainable economic growth.

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Vietnam—USAID Program of Comprehensive and Integrated Support to People with Disabilities (Disability Support Program)

An estimated 12 million people and families in Vietnam are affected by disabilities, with the resulting human, social, and economic costs to society often exacerbating the poverty that causes or accompanies disability.

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Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Finance Facility (WeBSEFF I-II)

Significant potential for sustainable energy investments remains untapped in the Western Balkans while improvement in sustainable energy still faces many barriers.

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Worldwide—Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

Agricultural health and food safety are important to developing countries for many reasons. Apart from their obvious health benefits, sanitary conditions during field, processing, and shipping operations—and the international standards associated with these conditions—enable agricultural and processed foods to be exported to developed-country markets.

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Worldwide—Biodiversity Results and Integrated Development Gains Enhanced (BRIDGE)

Integrating biodiversity conservation in development initiatives such as climate change adaptation and mitigation, democracy and governance, inclusive economic growth, food security, health, and trade, can create significant benefits for beneficiaries.

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Worldwide—Business Environment Reform Facility (BERF)

The U.K. Department for International Development (DFID) leads a growing number of business environment reform programmes around the world to help small firms start, grow, and create jobs in their communities.

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Worldwide—Capitalizing Knowledge, Connecting Communities (CK2C) Program

Through this project, DAI facilitated the exchange of knowledge across natural resource management (NRM) communities worldwide.

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Worldwide—Center for Development Innovation Professional Management Services

The U.S. Global Development Lab’s Center for Development Innovation (CDI) is driving long-term, sustained investment in innovations that have the potential to end extreme poverty.

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Worldwide—Development Credit Authority (DCA)

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Development Credit Authority provides flexible credit enhancement tools to encourage sustainable private sector investment in creditworthy growth sectors currently underserved by formal financial institutions.

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Worldwide—Engaging Private Investment Partners for PEPFAR

Implemented by DAI and San Francisco, California-based Origo, this groundbreaking public-private partnership allied venture capital with public funds to mitigate the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

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Worldwide—Evidence on Demand Core Services

Evidence on Demand is a resource service providing high-quality information in the fields of climate, environment, infrastructure, and livelihoods. The information hub provides access to a broad range of documents, learning resources and technical expertise.

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Worldwide—Expert Advisory Call Down Services (EACDS) Lot B: Strengthening Resilience and Response to Crises

Crises such as natural disasters, violent conflicts, and disease outbreaks continue to affect large numbers of people across the world, with long-term stresses such as climate change making extreme weather events more common and sapping the reserves of disaster-affected communities. To better assist the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people to deal with shocks, adapt to change, and mitigate risk, the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID) has designed the Expert Advisory Call Down Services (EACDS) Lot B: Strengthening Resilience and Response to Crises.

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Worldwide—Financial Services Knowledge Generation (AMAP-FSKG)

For more than two decades, DAI has been the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s partner in microenterprise development and microenterprise research, and has been involved in all of the debates about how to provide high-quality, sustainable financial services to low-income, informal sector businesses.

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Worldwide—Fiscal Reform and Economic Governance

For nearly a decade, DAI worked with the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Office of Economic Growth to support public finance and broader economic governance reforms in developing, transition, and post-conflict countries, with a focus on how to tax fairly and effectively, forge credible national budgets, spend taxpayer dollars more prudently, and broaden the public-private dialogue on fiscal policy choices.

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Worldwide—Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project III (FANTA III)

In addition to driving employment and income, agriculture contributes to good health. However, too often products such as livestock, vegetables, and cereals are produced without regard to how they can help people living nearby improve their diets and nutritional status.

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Worldwide—Global Development Alliance (GDA) Strategic Support Program

Public-private partnerships leverage external funds from corporations, foundations, and other entities to achieve development objectives.

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Worldwide—Grand Challenges for Development Implementation Services

Grand Challenges for Development has given people around the world a way to apply their scientific and technological know-how to solving global development problems in areas such as hunger, water, and literacy.

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Worldwide—Health Finance and Governance

Our principal responsibility under this subcontract is for strengthening the governance capacity and accountability mechanisms of partner country health systems.

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Worldwide—Microenterprise Results Reporting (MRR)

In 2000, the U.S. Congress formally established microenterprise development as an integral part of U.S. foreign assistance strategy. DAI manages Microenterprise Results Reporting (MRR) for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Worldwide—Preparedness and Response (P&R)

The Preparedness and Response (P&R) project is one component of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT 2) program. The EPT initiative detects and responds to viruses such as Ebola, avian influenza, and MERS that move between animal and human populations.

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Worldwide—RESPOND

Diseases of serious concern are emerging from wildlife populations in regions of the world where humans, wildlife, and livestock are increasingly in contact.

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Worldwide—SERVIR Program Demand Activity

Satellites photograph the world, providing a world of information. DAI helped use this information to help countries prepare for and mitigate the effects of climate change and natural and manmade disasters.

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Worldwide—Short-Term Technical Assistance In Biotechnology (STTAB)

Despite the potential benefits of biotechnology, few technologies throughout history have caused as much controversy. Its application has raised concerns about safety to human health and the environment, as well as issues of technology access and equity and potential impact on politics and trade.

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Worldwide—Stamping Out Pandemic and Avian Influenza (STOP AI)

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is economically devastating for commercial and backyard producers alike, especially in developing countries where poultry is often a mainstay of poor households.

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Worldwide—Support for Trade Capacity Building (TCBoost)

The DAI/Nathan Group (DNG), a joint venture between DAI and Nathan Associates, provided assistance in assessing and prioritizing trade capacity needs for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington and USAID regional and country missions.

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Worldwide—Technical Support to the EU LIFE Programme

LIFE, the Financial Instrument for the Environment, is one of the spearheads of the European Union’s environmental policy.

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Worldwide—Technical and Advisory Services for Social Transfers Transfers for Food Security and Nutrition (ASiST III) Programme

DAI is helping the European Commission to increase the impact, quality, coverage, and sustainability of social transfer schemes that target food and nutrition security.

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Worldwide—Trade, Private Sector Development and Engagement, and Regional Integration (TSPD) Facility

The Trade, Private Sector Development and Engagement, and Regional Integration Facility helps shape and implement new policies related to Aid for Trade and regional integration programmes.

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Worldwide—United Nations World Food Programme Long-Term Agreement to Provide Evaluation Services

Volatile food prices, changing weather patterns, and local and regional instability are contributing to increased numbers of refugees, internally displaced people, and food-insecure communities.

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Worldwide—Walmart Women 360 Training Evaluation

DAI was part of a team working with the Walmart Foundation to evaluate the Women in Factories program, part of Walmart’s Global Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative.

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Worldwide—Water for Africa through Leadership and Institutional Support (WALIS)

Despite significant progress made through donor and nongovernmental organization investments over the past 30 years, a large percentage of Africans still lack access to clean water and proper sanitation.

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Zambia Public Service Performance Programme (PSPP)

Zambia is a middle-income country but poverty is still widespread and service delivery is unsatisfactory. This five-year programme is supporting the Government of Zambia (GRZ) to improve the delivery of public goods and services.

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Zambia—Economic Advocacy Programme (ZEAP)

While quality economic policy research exists within Zambia, the country’s policymakers were not always aware of how to access and use this information to support economic growth. The Zambia—Economic Advocacy Programme (ZEAP) aimed to raise both the quality of research as well as improve how research results are communicated and used for advocacy.

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Zambia—Financial Sector Deepening Zambia (FSDZ)

Utilizing the making markets work for the poor (M4P) approach, FSDZ works to affect systemic change and facilitate linkages and coordination among consumers, financial service providers, government, and other key market actors in Zambia.

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Zambia—Market Access, Trade, and Enabling Policies Program (MATEP)

Moving away from its dependence on copper, Zambia has been focusing on nontraditional exports for some years. Government policies and reforms to open the agricultural sector to direct foreign investment, eliminate foreign exchange controls, and simplify tax and tariff policies were significant in stimulating export growth, but exports can expand still more rapidly and, thereby, boost incomes in rural Zambia.

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Zambia—Private Enterprise Programme–Zambia (PEP-Z)

PEP-Z is tackling low productivity and increasing competitiveness in Zambia’s private sector by strengthening the capacity of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). We are targeting enterprises that have the potential to grow, create jobs, and contribute to the diversification of the Zambian economy.

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Zambia—Private Sector Support to Climate Resilience in Zambia: Mobile Phone Platform for Disseminating Market and Climate Information

DAI is supporting a World Bank pilot program by assessing and making recommendations for investment and design of a mobile platform for disseminating market and climate information. This information would be for farmers in the Kafue and Barotse sub-basins of Zambia.

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Zambia—Study of Nontraditional Exports

Zambia’s future development will depend significantly on the diversification of the economy. To that end, DAI was commissioned to assess the potential for the diversification of Zambia’s agricultural economy into nontraditional export markets by determining prospects for growth, employment creation, and equitable wealth and income distribution in the sugar, cotton, and coffee sectors.

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Zimbabwe—Agricultural Competitiveness Program

Until a decade ago, Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector was flourishing. Amid the country’s economic decline, the government’s aggressive land reform program essentially dismantled the large-scale commercial farming sector, drastically reducing national productivity and resulting in the country becoming a net importer of food.

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Zimbabwe—Linkages for the Economic Advancement of the Disadvantaged (LEAD)

DAI worked to alleviate poverty for the most disadvantaged members of Zimbabwean society through economically empowering activities such as creation of Business Opportunity Centers that provide information and training to youths, legal assistance in writing wills for HIV/AIDS-affected households, increased outreach of financial services to rural areas, and farmer association development.

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Zimbabwe—Transparency, Responsiveness, Accountability, and Citizen Engagement (TRACE) Fund

Now might be the time for Zimbabwe improve on its record of access to justice, human rights, and responsiveness to citizens’ needs.

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