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USAID-Private Sector Partnership Opportunities

Find opportunities to partner with USAID in advancing both business and development objectives

A Global Development Alliance (GDA) is a partnership where the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the private sector work together to develop and implement market-based approaches to solve development challenges. The private sector partner must contribute expertise, capabilities, assets and resources at least equal to and preferably more than requested from USAID. There is no minimum or maximum amount required and companies can apply through an Annual Program Statement (APS), with Concept Notes accepted on a rolling basis.

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  • Partner agency: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Provides: Assistance awards that can be cooperative agreements, fixed amount awards, grants or other types

  • Eligibility: U.S. businesses, African businesses

GDAs should foster or advance a solution to a development challenge that is market-based, market-driven, market-oriented or market-informed. Through this collaborative approach, GDAs are intended to leverage capabilities, expertise, networks, and other assets to achieve greater business and development objectives through this partnership. Collaboration under the GDA approach has enabled private sector partners to improve supply chain quality and reliability, expand access to new customer bases and markets, reduce operating costs, improve workforce productivity, increase access to qualified and skilled talent, and enhance the business enabling environment.

The Global Development Alliance (GDA) Annual Program Statement (APS) is USAID’s invitation to the private sector to co-create market-driven approaches and activities that advance business success and development impact. 

If your company or organization is interested in exploring or developing a GDA, the first step is to contact the Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Point of Contact in your country of interest. The PSE POC will work with you to determine if a GDA is the appropriate way forward. For questions on the GDA approach, please contact gda@usaid.gov.