Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2012-10-15T18:10:42-04:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad USAID Seeks to Expand Nigerian Trade, Promote Economic Growth (NEWS BRIEFS),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017c328cf924970b 2012-10-15T18:10:42-04:00 2012-10-15T18:10:42-04:00 USAID awarded an $11.8 million contract to the Arlington, Virginia-based CARANA Corporation to carry out the Nigeria Expanded Trade and Transport, or NEXTT, Program (NEWS BRIEF). Steve Peacock USAID to Spend Tens of Millions Promoting Filipino Tourism, Agribusiness (NEWS BRIEFS),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017d3c38d494970c 2012-09-21T23:29:58-04:00 2012-09-21T23:29:59-04:00 The following is a quick rundown of recently unveiled foreign aid contracts and projects through USAID, which among other projects may spend up $43.5 million over five years to promote tourism and agribusiness in the Philippines. Steve Peacock U.S. Census Bureau to Modernize eStatistics System -- in Bangladesh,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20153917002de970b 2011-09-08T16:55:34-04:00 2011-09-08T17:00:43-04:00 The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics is modernizing it computer-assisted data entry system -- and the U.S. Census Bureau of the U.S. Dept. of Commerce is paying for it. Steve Peacock U.S. Seeks New Means of Predicting Internet Growth Overseas, from Albania to Zimbabwe,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015390378688970b 2011-07-27T17:23:19-04:00 2011-07-27T17:34:13-04:00 The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is looking for a contractor capable of developing a new analytical model to predict Internet usage and growth -- in thirty-two foreign nations, from "A" (Albania) to "Z" (Zimbabwe). Steve Peacock