Israel’s Agency for International Cooperative Development, MASHAV, which strives to create partnerships between Israel and the international community to achieve higher levels of sustainable development and social equity, releases its annual report. MASHAV states that it trains in Israel over 2,000 foreign individuals representing over 100 countries in 2013. MASHAV dispatches Israelis to 82 short-term consultancies in 26 countries in 2013. Additionally, long-term placements of MASHAV experts are made in Ethiopia, China, India, Vietnam, Malawi and Macedonia. Projects abroad include Food Security and agricultural development, community building, generation of economic growth, gender equality, and delivery of emergency urgent care. (source)