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Pragma and Medical Service Corporation International (MSCI) team awarded an LFA IQC by the Global Fund
March 2008

The Global Fund, established in January 2002, was created to finance a dramatic turn-around in the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. These diseases kill over 6 million people each year, and the numbers are growing. To date, the Global Fund has committed over US $10 billion in 136 countries to support aggressive interventions against all three diseases. Global Fund grants funds to country and regional recipients to implement programs that have been designed by local stakeholders.

Signing a Memorandum aimed at increasing the level of accounting education in the Republic of Kazakhstan
www.kazeu.com - Website of Kazakh Economic University named after T. Ryskulov - January 2006

On January 25, 2006, USAID Enterprise Development Project (USAID/ EDP) and Kazakh Economic University (KazEU), named after T. Ryskulov, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation whose main goal is to increase both the level of accounting education in the Republic of Kazakhstan and cooperation in the development of accounting disciplines’ curriculum and plans. Within the framework of this cooperation, USAID/ EDP will assist KazEU in stocking its library with modern learning materials on accounting based on international standards. In turn, KazEU will use the materials to educate its students according to standards set out by the Certification for International Professional Accountants (CIPA) and contribute to improving both professors’ and students’ access to the supplied materials.

USAID Enterprise Development Project makes significant steps towards accounting system reform
“Sokhibkor” newspaper - September, 2005

One of the activities of the USAID Enterprise Development Project (USAID EDP) is accounting reform in Tajikistan. In 2002, the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan (RT) and USAID signed a Memorandum of Understanding that mentioned applying International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in the Republic of Tajikistan. Subsequently, in November 2002, the Government of RT adopted a Decree on “International Financial Reporting Standards” that referred all issues having to do with adapting Tajikistan’s accounting system to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and also questions of integrating IFRS into sectors of the RT economy, to the Ministry of Finance.

Let’s put the chief accountant to a school desk
“Vecherniy Bishkek” newspaper - July 28, 2005

More than 600 nominees from Bishkek and Osh took part in a prestigious competition of accountants (CIPAEN, the CIPA Examination Network). Even unbearable hot weather didn’t scare them from participating in this important event. Everyone showed up at the competition. Of course, the game is worth the candle. After all, with the international certificate no matter where you go, you’ll always be able to find a job.

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Access To Credit Initiative - USAID/UKRAINE

Kiev, March 30th, 2005
Cabinet of Ministers/Reception Hall

The State Mortgage Institution of the Government of Ukraine and four Ukrainian counterparts of the Access to Credit Initiative funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed Protocols on Cooperation and Coordination today. The Protocols outline the significant activities that will be carried out by the signatories during the next five years.

US Ambassador to Kazakhstan Takes Part in Atyrau Round Table

On Wednesday, March 16, 2005, John Ordway, the United States Ambassador to Kazakhstan, met with local Atyrau businesses to discuss issues surrounding Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). The event was hosted by the Enterprise Development Project's (EDP), funded by the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Atyrau regional office.

USAID Enterprise Development Project Holds Regional Summit in Bishkek

On February 24 and 25, USAID EDP Senior Management and Business Consultants from the entire Central Asian region met at the Pinara hotel in Bishkek to review their consulting program for Small and Medium businesses throughout Central Asia.

Tajik Firm Uses Key Monitoring Ratios to Fuel Expansion

With the assistance of the Enterprise Development Center in Khujand, “Vavilon,” a freight forwarder, implemented a credit policy resulting in a 30% decrease in Working Capital Days and a 45% decrease in Days Sales Outstanding. This freed up the working capital needed to implement a Strategic Action Plan (SAP), which in turn resulted in a 95% increase in sales.

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