Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2013-08-27T15:40:41-04:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad U.S. Extends Program to Reduce School Dropout Rate,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019104eefd7f970c 2013-08-27T15:40:41-04:00 2013-08-27T15:45:58-04:00 A U.S. government effort to discourage students from dropping out of secondary and even primary school has been extended, giving a federal contractor two more years to achieve the Obama Administration's goals in this program. The initiative, however, focuses on students in the Middle East and Asia. 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 USAID New Briefs; June 24, 2011,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20154333aa4f8970c 2011-06-24T09:12:44-04:00 2011-06-24T09:12:44-04:00 USAID New Briefs; June 24, 2011. Steve Peacock