Beacons of Hope Demonstrate Impact of U.S. Investment in Central America

Honduras has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Named “Murder Capital” of the World in 2012, the …

Private-Sector Partnerships Make Time-Saving Machinery Accessible in Rural Bangladesh

Rice is the most dominant food crop in Bangladesh. It thrives in the country’s coastal southern regions, but it can …

Kyrgyz Republic Enterprise Competitiveness Project flight

USAID Enterprise Competitiveness Project Supports Charter Flights to Promote Kyrgyz Republic Tourism

On June 27, 140 tourists from Tashkent to Tamchy, Uzbekistan, arrived at Issyk-Kul International Airport in the Kyrgyz Republic on …

What Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency Can Do for International Development 

Last week, Facebook announced the launch of a new cryptocurrency, Libra. Libra will be managed by a consortium of firms known as the Libra Association and will fully …

Entrepreneur Unlocks Potential of Private Healthcare in the Kyrgyz Republic

It’s a busy Monday morning at the Prime Clinic, a thriving private clinic founded by Arman Alibai in the heart …

President & CEO CJ Hall Reflects on First Year with ACDI/VOCA

It seems impossible, but my calendar tells me that I have now been a member of the ACDI/VOCA team for …

Kenya Activity Empowers Women through Training & Asset Transfer

In Northern Kenya men traditionally manage their families’ livestock assets as producers, traders, and protectors against rustlers. Women, on the …

Ghana Poultry Project Partners with Private Firms to Expand Markets for Local Chicken

Amazingly, chicken that travels to Ghana from all over the world is still cheaper than locally produced chicken, due to …

Do Behavior Change & Market Systems Development Belong Together? Colleagues Sound Off on Tensions & Synergies

In April, a number of ACDI/VOCA staff members had the great pleasure of participating in the 2019 Market System Symposium …

Rehabilitated Grazing Land Improves Livestock Health & Farmer Incomes in Ethiopia

In the Tigray Region of northern Ethiopia, households that live near communal grazing areas allow their animals to graze freely …

Cooking Competition Drives Nutritional Awareness & Market Demand in Bangladesh

Cooking competition shows with celebrity chefs and judges have become must-watch TV in Bangladesh. During May’s National Nutrition Week, 20 …

Ghana Poultry Project Grant Supports Domestic Chicken Production

In Ghana, high production costs hinder the production of chicken, the country’s most popular meat. Augustine Amankwa, a poultry entrepreneur and CEO …