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 USAID/Tajikistan Seeks 'Social Sector Advisor',2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e8a6794dc970d 2011-08-05T11:30:58-04:00 2011-08-05T11:30:58-04:00 The oversight of U.S.-funded health and education programs in the Central Asian nation of Tajikistan is the primary task of a vacant Social Sector Advisor position that USAID is seeking to fill. Steve Peacock USAID Dumping $50 Million into Central Asia Trade & Reform Project,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e89c22f07970d 2011-07-11T15:30:39-04:00 2011-07-11T15:30:39-04:00 $50 million in contracts recently were awarded to four vendors under an initiative that seeks to promote economic growth in Central Asia, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) revealed today. Steve Peacock