The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has selected The University of Texas at Austin to be a key partner in a five-year, $25 million grant to develop tools to more effectively target, monitor and evaluate foreign aid globally. This grant is the largest investment ever made into research aimed at mapping foreign aid on a global scale.
The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law welcomes Aaron Williams, U.S. Peace Corps director, who will speak at The University of Texas at Austin, a top producer of volunteers for the federal agency devoted to world peace and friendship.
UT Austin’s Center for Energy Economics is conducting a “needs assessment” for the oil and gas sector in the west African country of Ghana. The goal is to provide a roadmap for developing the infrastructure and expertise to most effectively manage Ghana’s emerging oil and gas industry.
The Mexican Center of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at The University of Texas at Austin, the University of Veracruz (UV) and the Intercultural University of Veracruz (UVI) have received a three-year, $250,000 grant to provide innovative information technology to rural farmers in Veracruz, Mexico.