The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced a new funding opportunity where NGOs and the private sector can collaborate together to address development challenges.
The Annual Program Statement (APS) for the FY2013 Global Development Alliance is inviting the private sector for a mutually beneficial partnership where resources from both the parties will be leveraged equally leading to an increase in the sustainable impact of development assistance programs. Apart from the private sector, USAID has also opened the invitation to submit project ideas that reach out to the private sector and explore ways in which collaboration might help all the partners to more effectively solve key problems, advance respective interests and achieve far greater development results and impacts.
The alliances developed under the APS must support one or more of USAID’s core development initiatives and advance the development objectives and priorities that guide USAID’s development assistance programs and investments.
Only concept notes have to be submitted initially. Fully applications will be requested after review of concept notes. These have to be submitted at USAID Missions and B/IOs (i.e. regional bureaus, pillar bureaus, offices) of the USAID.
USAID will consider alliance concept papers as they arrive throughout the issuance period of the APS. However, resources are limited and we expect a significant number of submissions. The earlier a concept paper is received the greater the chance that funding might be available. The APS is issued annually and is open from date of release in 2013 until January 31, 2014.