Category Archives: Development

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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