USAID’s cost-benefit analysis trainings directly impact the effectiveness of host government spending, with the ultimate goal of increasing employment, equity and economic growth. Read more >>
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On March 29, AA Eric Postel participated in an economic growth roundtable with the Presidents of Malawi, Senegal, and Sierra Leone, and the Prime Minister of Cape Verde, to examine ways to strengthen trade and investment , and improve the countries’ business environments. Read more >>
Despite the importance of the agriculture sector in Ethiopia, access to credit is limited. USAID uses its Development Credit Authority to share risk with local banks, thus opening financing for underserved but credit-worthy borrowers.
Cash can stifle economic development. That might seem counterintuitive. Aid is critical to ameliorating the plight of poor people living on far less a day than we spend on a latte. But physical cash can undercut many development objectives the U.S. government works to achieve. From improving aid effectiveness to shining a light on corruption [...]
Last week at the High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea, I participated in one of the more interesting events of the conference: the session on “Domestic Resource Mobilization: Taxation and Development.” If you think that sounds like watching paint dry, you couldn’t be more wrong. That is because it is the [...]
Just weeks into my new assignment in Timor-Leste, I was thrilled to be traveling with a group of colleagues to the country’s remote exclave of Oecusse. By catching a ride on a UN helicopter, our team was able to cut out nearly a day of travel, including clearing the four border checkpoints required to make [...]
Eric Postel is the Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade. This week, donors and partner governments from around the world are gathering at the World Trade Organization in Geneva for the Third Global Review of Aid for Trade. This session is devoted to examining an important adjunct to trade liberalization, [...]