Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2012-09-28T21:32:22-04:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Business Start-Up Grants to Accompany Obama Economic Improvement Project,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017c3233ce1a970b 2012-09-28T21:32:22-04:00 2012-09-28T21:52:15-04:00 The Obama Administration is unfolding its latest plan to address lackluster economic growth, an action it seeks to accomplish partly by reforming national trade policies and regulations. National, that is, specific to the nation of the Philippines, where the U.S. Agency for International Development has launched yet another program to help improve the ability of that country’s business sector to compete internationally. 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 Federal Government to Audit Tens of Thousands of Schools for Tech Deployment,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20177428fe60e970d 2012-06-20T09:05:00-04:00 2012-06-20T10:28:08-04:00 The U.S. government is embarking upon an audit of over 35,000 public schools in order to assess the extent of educational technology deployment—the extent of deployment, that is, in schools across The Philippines. Steve Peacock U.S. to Assess Education Program Progress -- in USAID-backed Filipino Muslim Schools,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201539341138e970b 2011-11-18T22:30:12-05:00 2011-11-18T22:30:12-05:00 A U.S.-funded education project carried out in predominantly Muslim regions of The Philippines is about to undergo a review of its effectiveness, following the conclusion of the latest five-year segment of the endeavor. Steve Peacock USAID Seeks 'Climate Change Advisor' for The Philippines,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015391a7e73b970b 2011-09-16T12:45:00-04:00 2011-09-16T12:45:00-04:00 A contractor to serve as a Regional Climate Change Advisor in The Philippines is being sought by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). 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 Obama Administration will Seek to Encourage Business Investments -- in the Philippines,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201538f5ba775970b 2011-06-22T11:01:17-04:00 2011-06-22T11:01:40-04:00 A U.S.-funded program whose aim is to “address the constraints that impede the overall business climate of the Philippines and consequently improve levels of investments in the country” is on the horizon. Steve Peacock