USAID emphasizes the building of partnerships in education as well as business and government. In fact USAID partners with the Higher Education for Development (HED) that has access and interacts with six major higher education association (representing) more than 4,000 colleges and universities (www.usaid.gov). Within 4,000 colleges and universities are “Historically Black Colleges and Universities” (HBCUs). The USAID has provided advocacy and training for educational growth, research and support and training in 60 developing countries. The partnerships with educational institutions in developing nations—including those with 190 U.S. colleges and universities—have the following goals:
a)Increase the quality of teacher training; b) enhance the administration of higher education and workforce institutions; c) help agricultural productivity and improve the management of natural resources; d) improvement of workforce skills along with economic productivity; e) enhance good governance and the rule of law; f) increase nutrition and health in communities, in particular reduce the impact of ADIS and HIV; g...
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...nts albeit Porter’s presentation was offered 21 years ago and Narula critique was presented 19 years ago. It was worth mentioning that the late professor of economics and international relations John H. Dunning (Dunning, 1993) that Porter underestimates the quite fundamental changes which have taken place over the last decade or so of their (Canadians) trans-border activities. Dunning adds that Porter overlooks the value of MNEs (multi-national enterprises), one the main driving forces of economic integration (Dunning, 1993).
The USAID in Kosovo - Contrast with Porter’s Diamond Theory
Based on a report from USAID Kosovo (Dan, 2006) called Mid-Term Evaluation of the Kosovo Cluster and Business Support Project. The USAID has a $20 million, 4 year project in Kosovo that addresses three industry clusters (livestock fruit, and vegetables, and construction materials).
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