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Improving Economies for Stronger Communities (formerly International Executive Service Corps)

aka IESC   |   Washington, DC   |  http://www.iesc.org

Mission

We help people improve their lives by catalyzing private sector growth and employment in economically developing countries.

Ruling year info

1964

President and CEO

David Hartingh

Main address

2000 M Street NW Suite 250

Washington, DC 20036 USA

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EIN

13-2503656

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

International Economic Development (Q32)

Management & Technical Assistance (Q02)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Market-Oriented Dairy (MOD)

The USDA-funded MOD project supports farmers and other dairy enterprises to meet the demands of the local dairy sector in a commercially sustainable way. The program implements activities to increase the production levels and sales value of milk produced by participating farmers; improves the availability of and access to quality inputs for dairy farming; and improves dairy product safety through adherence to proper feeding regimens, management practices, and technology.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Farmers

USAID LinkSME aims to build the capacity of Vietnamese business support organizations to advance linkages between Vietnamese small and medium enterprises and lead firms, thereby enhancing the capacity of SMEs to participate in global supply chains. Improved and increased business linkages will help Vietnamese firms generate jobs, improve livelihoods, and encourage entrepreneurial innovation. Additionally, the program will reduce major barriers limiting SME growth across Vietnam and will help to institutionalize key reforms to strengthen the institutional framework for SME growth.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The objectives of this USAID-funded, volunteer-driven program are 1) to expand agricultural sector access to financial services, and 2) to increase agricultural sector productivity and profitability, thereby raising incomes and creating jobs. The core countries for the F2F Access to Finance Program are Kenya, Tanzania, and Sri Lanka.

Population(s) Served
Farmers
Adults

T-FAST is a USDA-funded Food for Progress program that is simplifying, modernizing, and harmonizing processes for the export, import, and transit of agricultural goods in Paraguay through implementation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). The program is also strengthening Paraguay’s National Trade Facilitation Committee (NTFC) to foster sustainable improvements in trade facilitation.

Population(s) Served
Adults

SRMW is a Swiss-funded program that will ensure that Sri Lanka’s migrant workers—both those intending to migrate for employment and those returning from employment—have the guidance and skills necessary to build safe, productive careers both abroad and at home, as well as to reduce the social and economic costs of migration for work. SRMW, which will focus on women, will leverage the support mechanisms built by YouLead.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants
Adults
Women and girls

The USAID-funded YouLead program is enhancing employment opportunities for youth in Sri Lanka through working with both the public and private sectors to improve the quality and relevance of vocational and technical training; link youth to demand-driven employment opportunities; and increase sustainable self-employment through entrepreneurial and business development services.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Women and girls

TraSa, a USDA-funded Food for Progress program, will expand trade in agricultural products by strengthening public and private institutions and coordination mechanisms that intervene in local sanitary and phytosanitary standards (SPS) policy to facilitate the adoption of science-based and technically sound SPS regulations and measures; and by providing technical capacity to public and private sector institutions involved in SPS to streamline collaboration and implement transparent, risk-based SPS regulations. The project will also increase agricultural productivity by enhancing collaboration among the public and private sectors to develop a cold-chain system that meets international standards for food safety and the prevention of foodborne diseases by facilitating infrastructure investment in cold chain systems.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults
Adults
Adults

The USAID Industry-led Skills Development Program is a five-year initiative designed to create pathways between skills training and high-value employment opportunities, empowering Georgians to reduce unemployment and catalyze sustainable economic growth across the country. The Program will incentivize businesses in high growth industries to systematically engage in innovative skills development, while engaging skills training providers to implement high quality training programs aligned with labor market demand and extend access to their offerings throughout Georgia. Training programs will target underrepresented members of society, including residents of rural communities, women, and ethnic minorities.

Population(s) Served
Unemployed people
Economically disadvantaged people
Women
Ethnic and racial groups

Funded by the European Union (EU) and USAID, the Tourism Resilience Project is supporting the recovery and resilience of Sri Lanka’s tourism industry. To build a sustainable, innovative, and resilient tourism ecosystem, the project is (1) retaining jobs and small businesses through the provision of small grants and technical assistance; (2) supporting sustainability and innovation through the development of new and diversified tourism products; and (3) building small and medium enterprises that are aligned to those tourism products and better able to compete in the changing tourism landscape. The Tourism Resilience Project works in coordination with YouLead to contribute to the overarching goals of employment and enterprise development.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our vision: A world with opportunity for all, where people and businesses have access to viable markets and the resources they need to thrive.​

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

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Improving Economies for Stronger Communities (formerly International Executive Service Corps)

Board of directors
as of 01/11/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Wing Keith

Richard S. Aldrich

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom, LLP

Stuart Fleischmann

Shearman & Sterling, LLP

Susan Gurley

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Donald H. Layton

Freddie Mac

Carole Wamuyu Wainaina

Africa50

David Hartingh

IESC (Ex Officio)

Roger Lawrence

McCormick & Co.

Mark Karns

USAID

Jean Lange

Finance and Development Consultant

Gilbert Gitiche

USAA

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/13/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/17/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.