Development Innovation Ventures

Start at the foundation and build a better future

Concrete is the most consumed product on earth, after water. Even the poorest nations of the world use cement-based construction methods.

The concrete supply system creates millions of jobs and businesses within the industrialized nations.

Why don't we create a concrete-based economic development plan for the poor nations to use as their foundation for a better future?

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Business process re-engineering of Health care in Egypt

The Honorable Secretary of State announced $150 million of emergency aid to Egypt. I would like to propose BPR of Government owned health care organizations to deliver a high quality of health care services to the majority of people in Egypt who can't afford any other options. Currently i work for VHA in Clarksburg, WV as an addiction psychiatrist for the last 20 years. I was born in Egypt and would like to contribute ...more »

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Procurement Reform

Use of small businesses

Recent procurements from USAID continue the trend of complex scopes of work and high ceilings. In addition, many are RFAs with significant cost shares. These realities make it difficult for small businesses to compete. What will happen under this procurement reform to boost utilization of small businesses, not just for their ability to procure goods, but also for their strengths in innovation and specific technical competencies? ...more »

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DOLLAR & SENSE

I am writing to you from the Eastern part of the Congo where the actual conflict has killed more than 8 millions people and more than two millions women have been raped etc... My question are 1. Why do you still do business with the same organization when you know that they only spend $.15 on the dollar on the local population? 2. Can we make exception for organization that are on the ground in the Congo to still ...more »

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