US, Brazil Aid Agencies Boost Technical Cooperation in Developing World

The U.S. Agency for International Development and Brazilian Cooperation Agency, or ABC, will expand their joint technical cooperation in countries across Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

The two aid agencies will explore cooperation on economic development, health, education, social inclusion and food security. They will train technical specialists from third countries in Brazil or the United States, or in both. USAID and ABC have also recently agreed to a mutual professional staff exchange.

>> USAID Plans New Staff Exchanges, First With Brazil Aid Agency 

“Brazil has valuable lessons to share with other countries in this hemisphere given its successes in reducing poverty and achieving broad-based economic growth,” Mark Feierstein, USAID assistant administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean, said in a March 22 statement. “Working together will leverage scarce resources and will help us implement more effective and innovative approaches to some of the hemisphere’s tough development challenges.” 

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.