Vistant Will Support Efforts To Reduce Poverty in Developing Nations Through Economic Growth
July 26, 2023
Towson, Md., July 25, 2023 – Vistant, a Maryland-based firm that delivers international development, advanced healthcare solutions, and mission support services to government clients, today announced that the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) selected it as a recipient of blanket purchase agreement (BPA).
As a BPA holder, Vistant will support staff recruitment efforts on behalf of partner governments in the implementation of partnerships with MCC to create jobs, enhance regional trade, support entrepreneurs, and build stronger economies in countries worldwide.
“There are so many untapped opportunities for economic growth in developing countries, and we are honored to be able to work with MCC on their efforts to address global poverty,” said Jim Lutzweiler, Vistant’s senior vice president of international development. “We look forward to using our expertise in establishing and managing in-country operations to advance MCC’s mission.”
MCC is an independent U.S. government agency that provides time-limited grants and assistance to countries that meet rigorous standards for good governance, fighting corruption, and respecting democratic rights.
Within each country, governments partnering with MCC establish organizations responsible for managing grant funding. As a BPA recipient, Vistant may be selected to manage the recruitment process to begin staffing those organizations.
“Vistant is committed to strengthening peace and stability in partnership with local communities and leaders,” said Walter Barnes III, Vistant president. “We look forward to supporting MCC in its missions to help people and invest in future generations.”