September Updates from the Council of International Development Companies


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September, 2022

The end of the FY22 is almost here, and to the surprise of no one, a Continuing Resolution is in the offing as we head into the new Fiscal Year on October 1. As of this writing, we anticipate an initial CR to expire December 12, and – depending on the outcome of the mid-term elections – a possible second CR into the new year to give the new members of Congress an opportunity to vote. Because September 30 is a Friday, it is also entirely possible that a two-day shut-down may take place over the weekend. Stay tuned to the PSC Daily for updates and member briefings, and be sure to log into your PSC account and visit our  for the latest.

One thing that is certain, we will be having our October monthly member meeting at a different time and date from our traditional noon, third-Thursday. Please see below for details as CIDC welcomes USAID’s recently confirmed Assistant Administrator for Global Health, Dr. Atul Gawande on October 27 at 2pm.


Thanks to the great input from our November 14 CIDC Development Conference committee, PSC is hard at work locking down speakers and panels. The Department of State’s Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources Brian McKeon is confirmed, and we have invitations out to Administrator Power and Congressional leaders. Sponsorships are going fast, please contact  at PSC’s Events Team if your company is interested.


Finally, our “From the Field” stories this month highlight  Feed the Future work in Bangladesh and  efforts to bring private sector incentives to Kenya’s dairy industry. Please contact me to help us get the word out about the great work CIDC members are doing to make the world a better place.


Vice President, International Development Affairs


Next Up


Thursday, October 27; from 2 - 3 p.m. ET



Dr. Atul Gawande

Assistant Administrator

Global Health




Virtual - Please log in and register via PSC's events page



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From the Field

Amentum implementing USAID Feed the Future Agricultural Infrastructure Activity to increase availability of quality agricultural produce in Bangladesh

By Caroline Gaymard


The Feed the Future Bangladesh Agricultural Infrastructure Development Activity seeks to address the infrastructure needs of farmers and related value chain actors through investments in rural roads, market centers, collection centers, cold storage facilities, and drainage/irrigation systems. By investing in rural infrastructure, the activity will increase incomes, create jobs, reduce postharvest losses, improve agricultural productivity and production, and strengthen food security.

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The Impact of Blending Pay-for-Results Incentivized Inputs and Dairy Advisory Services in Tanzania

By AgResults Secretariat and Tanzania Project Manager Team


The Tanzania Dairy Productivity Challenge Project is part of , a $152 million collaborative initiative between the governments of Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the World Bank Group that uses prize competitions to incentivize the private sector to overcome market barriers and create lasting change. Deloitte has managed the AgResults Secretariat since 2013, and Land O’Lakes Venture37 manages the Tanzania project. Under AgResults’ Pay-for-Results model, these competitions encourage actors to achieve predetermined results thresholds and quality for monetary prizes. In Tanzania, AgResults is using monetary prizes to encourage private sector input suppliers to create business partnerships and deliver high-quality inputs and advisory services to smallholder dairy farmers.

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PSC Matters

The Professional Services Council (PSC) submitted on August 15, 2022, detailed  raising concerns regarding a proposed Labor Department rule to implement Executive Order (EO) 14055, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers under Service Contracts. The EO’s stated goals are to reduce disruptions as companies transition work between incumbent and successor contractors and to provide the Government with the benefits of an experienced, well-trained contract workforce. Because this proposed rule and its underlying EO are similar to earlier EOs and implementing rules that have since been revoked, PSC comments note the absence of data or analysis from those prior efforts and suggests that this proposed rule is “a solution in search of a problem that does not exist.”

State/USAID Matters

Service to America Medals – State and USAID Among Top Awardees

The annual  (aka The Sammies) were handed out this week to the best of the best in the federal government. Known as The Oscars for Public Service, the awards highlight exceptional work in the federal government. This year, officials from both USAID and the Department of State were highlighted. For their part in coordinating the largest resettlement of refugees in recent U.S. history, with more than 72,000 Afghan citizens fleeing to our shores, Holly Herrera, Hilary Ingraham, Kiera Berdinner and the State Department’s Operation Allies Welcome Resettlement Team received the 2022 Safety, Security and International Affairs. Joshua Josa won the 2022 People’s Choice Award for his work as an inclusive education specialist, working with the Moroccan government to help deaf people face challenges in accessing quality, equitable and inclusive basic education, and to design several programs that are now serving thousands of young people around the country.


State Department Announces New Internship Programs Focused on DEIA

In late August, the Department celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Thomas Pickering Fellowship, the 20th anniversary of the Charles Rangel Fellowship, the 10th anniversary of the USAID Donald Payne Fellowship and the fifth anniversary of the Foreign Affairs IT (FAIT) Fellowship. At the same time Secretary of State Blinken announced the creation of the . He also  a program for graduate students from underrepresented communities to receive scholarships, professional development training, and mentoring, after which they will enter the Foreign Service as DS special agents. The program is named for William D. Clark, Sr, the first member from Diplomatic Security to achieve the rank of ambassador.

Congress/White House Matters

Recent Confirmations:


  • Geoffrey Pyatt - Assistant Secretary of State for Energy and Resources
  • Michael Schiffer - USAID Assistant Administrator for Asia

Member News


 was promoted to SVP for the USAID portfolio;  was appointed the company’s first-ever Chief Climate Officer.




DAI recently published a report:  including the international implications and discusses New Jersey as a reference case.


 – Deloitte’s new report outlines the impacts of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the energy sector in Europe and globally and discusses the most pressing climate policy issues for governments and corporations.


DT Global was  by the Government of Nepal for its support of the 2022 Sustainable Infrastructure Investment Forum.

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