Category Archives: Development

XLA Associates, Inc.

XLA Associates, Inc. B-412333.2: Jan 29, 2016 Summary View Decision View Decision (PDF, 11 pages) DOCUMENT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE The decision issued on the date below was subject to a GAO Protective Order. This redacted version has been approved for public … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Development Industrial Complex

Published on February 5th, 2016 | by David Isenberg The Rise of the Development Industrial Complex  by David Isenberg The private military and security contracting (PMSC) industry has long claimed, not without some justification, that all the publicity about private … Continue reading

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Beltway Bandits’ and ‘Poverty Barons’: For-Profit International Development Contracting and the Military-Development Assemblage

Beltway Bandits’ and ‘Poverty Barons’: For-Profit International Development Contracting and the Military-Development Assemblage Vijay Kumar Nagaraj Article first published online: 21 MAY 2015 Development and Change FORUM 2015 Volume 46, Issue 4, pages 585–617, July 2015 I dedicate this article … Continue reading

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Beltway Bandits’ and ‘Poverty Barons’: For-Profit International Development Contracting and the Military-Development Assemblage

Beltway Bandits’ and ‘Poverty Barons’: For-Profit International Development Contracting and the Military-Development Assemblage Vijay Kumar Nagaraj Article first published online: 21 MAY 2015 © 2015 International Institute of Social Studies Development and Change ABSTRACT This article examines the political economy … Continue reading

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Watchdog Wary of Loosely Defined Program for Afghan Women

Watchdog Wary of Loosely Defined Program for Afghan Women By Charles S. Clark 12:55 PM ET An Afghan woman walks to a polling station in Kabul. David Guttenfelder/AP file photo The newly inaugurated first lady of Afghanistan recently expressed skepticism … Continue reading

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Feds canceled Deloitte Palestinian contract on evidence of joint cover-up

Feds canceled Deloitte Palestinian contract on evidence of joint cover-up By Sarah Westwood | March 26, 2015 | 2:53 pm “Taking full credit” for the Palestinian farmers’ additional income “would go against the… A $12.2 million contract to boost the … Continue reading

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Guns and bread: it’s not unusual to see private security companies in conflict-hit regions–but as deliverers of development?

Guns and bread: it’s not unusual to see private security companies in conflict-hit regions–but as deliverers of development? Michael Lewis on the khaki future of international aid Author(s): Michael Lewis Source:New Internationalist. .449 (January-February 2012): p50.  http://www.newint.org Full Text: [ILLUSTRATION … Continue reading

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Hired Gun Fight: Obama’s aid chief takes on the development-industrial complex

Hired Gun Fight Obama’s aid chief takes on the development-industrial complex. BY JOHN NORRIS | JULY 18, 2012 Rajiv Shah, President Barack Obama’s U.S. Agency for International Development administrator, is waging a high-stakes battle to make U.S. foreign aid programs … Continue reading

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U.S. Senators Introduce Wartime Contracting Legislation that Could Save Taxpayers Billions

U.S. Senators Introduce Wartime Contracting Legislation that Could Save Taxpayers Billions 09:37 GMT, March 2, 2012 Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Jim Webb (D-VA) have introduced the Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act of 2012 (S. 2139), a bill that will … Continue reading

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