international development

The Role of Independent Regulators in Bringing Power to Africa

Building an enabling framework to increase investment, transparency, and access to electricity across Africa

Ignacio Rodriguez, director for power sector and energy reforms at Tetra Tech, was part of a Tetra Tech delegation that attended the Africa Energy Forum (AEF) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ignacio shared insights as part of a panel discussion of the importance of the regulator as an independent entity. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Strength in Numbers: How Communal Property Rights Can Strengthen Sustainable Investment

Supporting policy development and pilots that strengthen land rights to improve land and natural resource management

Matt Sommerville, Chief of Party of the USAID TGCC Project, recently attended the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference, leading a team of Tetra Tech staff and beneficiaries working on activities in Zambia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Ghana, and Paraguay. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

The Digital Gender Divide

Discussing how to increase internet access for women around the world

Nilmini Rubin, vice president for International Development at Tetra Tech, discusses the growing divide in connectivity between women and men online in EQUALS’ blog. Nilmini explains how the same reasons women lack equal access to necessities such as electricity, water, education, and health care are causing the divide to not only persist, but grow.

Tetra Tech Receives Industry Awards from Environmental Business Journal

Achieving excellence in our business performance, project execution, and technological innovation

In January 2017, Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) recognized Tetra Tech with three industry awards for the company’s work during 2016: Business Achievement—Large Firms, Project Merit, and Technology Merit. EBI Inc. will present the annual EBJ awards for outstanding businesses at its Environmental Industry Summit XV in San Diego, California, on March 22, 2017.

Early Warning, Early Action: The Innovations Changing Food Crisis Management

By Richard Choularton

Today, an estimated 795 million people are chronically undernourished. While undernutrition in developing countries has dropped significantly over the past 25 years, persistent and recurrent food crises continue in many countries around the world. The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Famine Early Warning Systems Network, or FEWS NET, predicts food crises during the first half of 2017 in all of the regions it monitors — East Africa, southern Africa, West Africa, Afghanistan and Central America.

Tetra Tech’s 50th Anniversary Global Clean Water Fund Helps Communities Around the World

Partnering with Engineers Without Borders organizations to provide clean, safe water supplies
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Clean, safe water is essential to life. Yet many communities around the world do not have reliable access to water. Tetra Tech’s 50th Anniversary Global Clean Water Fund helps meet this vital need.

From Paris, a Big Kiss to Nixon and (Anthony) Kennedy

Bard MBA & Bard CEP's Eban Goodstein COP21 Paris Blog Series 1 of 3

By Eban Goodstein

In the three years leading to the ongoing Paris climate negotiations, the world has witnessed a truly big pivot. Back in 2012, business as usual global warming pollution was set to heat the world up 8 degrees F by century’s end. Neither of the two biggest polluters, the US or China, had put serious policies in place to address the crisis. But now, if the commitments being made here in Paris are carried through, that 8 degree number will be cut to 6 degrees F.

What changed?

The Power of Industry Facilitation: Bringing Market-Based Solutions to Scale

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There are so many brilliant minds working to develop innovative solutions to improve conditions all over the world. But what separates the business ideas that are able to make an impact on millions of lives from the ones that may only reach a few hundred people is an ability to scale.

As any social entrepreneur knows, achieving scale is no easy feat. Social entrepreneurs face a variety of barriers that cannot be tackled alone.

Ahead of the Curve: Insights for the International NGO of the Future

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Ahead of the Curve: Insights for the International NGO of the Future

January 7, 2014 /3BL Media/ - International NGOs (INGOs) stand at a critical juncture. Although they have a unique and important role to play in addressing critical global challenges, few INGOs are living up to their full potential.

PYXERA Global Shares Experience on the Changing Landscape of International Development

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WASHINGTON, DC, December 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Deirdre White, CEO of PYXERA Global, spoke on a panel discussing the evolving development landscape at the Council of International Development Companies (CIDC) Conference this week. Accompanied by CEO of Carana Corporation, Eduardo Tugenhadt, Accenture Senior Manager, Linda Nemec, and USAID India former Deputy Mission Director, Elizabeth Warfield, Ms.


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