Article Summary: Saudi Arabia's transformation from a Value Extraction Economy to a Value Creation Economy requires four parallel advancements: 1) The business enabling environment needs to facilitate efficient value creation. 2) The domestic economy needs to be linked to and integrated into the global economy at a gradual but steady pace. 3) Public investment in physical infrastructure needs to provide the power, transportation, communication and other physical infrastructure a modern economy needs.
Arlington, VA, Oct. 10, 2014 - International Development Group (IDG) LLC has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) called Learning, Evaluation and Analysis Project-II (LEAP-II), according to David Snelbecker, CEO.
The contract, with a maximum value of $14,044,570, extends through September, 2018.
Over the months of November and December of 2012, the IDG led consortium implementing the USAID-funded Azerbaijan Competitiveness and Trade (ACT) Project provided training and technical assistance for 2,975 participants
Resumes in hand, jobseekers queued in front of recruiting tables representing Tunisia's leading ICT companies. An employment fair organized by the IDG led USAID ICT Competitiveness Project attracted over 3,000 aspiring ICT professionals to the Tunis Science City on November 8.
On October 23, 2012 the Financial Monitoring Service (FMS) of the Central Bank of Azerbaijan, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), presented its newly developed e-learning system to various public and financial institutions.
On September 27, 2012, IDG's Azerbaijan Competitiveness and Trade (ACT) project organized a one-day "Problem Loan Management" workshop, cofinanced by USAID and the Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBAR), for representatives of the local banking community to raise awareness among the private sector and bank regulators regarding the
After several years of double-digit economic growth, Armenia faced a severe economic recession with GDP declining more than 14% in 2009. The econom began to recover in 2010 with 2.1% growth, and picked up to 4.6% growth in 2011 (according to the CIA World Factbook, June 2012). Unemployment rates are between 5.9-6.9%, and the youth unemployment rate is the highest in the world at 57.6%.
IDG is leading the workforce development component on USAID's EDMC project implemented by The Pragma Corporation aimed at identifying and strengthening high potential value chains and placing them on a job creating long-run growth trajectory.
The purpose of this eight month project is to provide assistance to the Ministry of Planning to identify agriculture and non-agriculture investment opportunities and planning needs along the Buchanan-Yekepa, Monrovia-Ganta and Monrovia - Buchanan corridors.
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