USAID Global Development Alliance: Partnering with Private Sector for Sustainable Development Impact

Deadline: 18 November 2017

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the private sector is seeking concept papers from eligible entities for Global Development Alliance (GDA) Annual Program Statement (APS) which is designed to catalyze, facilitate and support such collaboration.

This APS is an invitation to co-creation that USAID extends to the private sector and other organizations interested in working closely with the private sector to achieve significant and sustainable development results and impact.


  • Focus on Development Impact
  • Based on Complementary Interests and Objectives
  • Market Based Approaches and Solutions
  • Extensive Private Sector Collaboration: Co-Creation and Shared Responsibility
  • Significant Private Sector Contributions for Increased Impact
  • Increased Scale, Efficiency, and Effectiveness

Eligibility Criteria

  • USAID welcomes applications from many types of organizations including U.S. and non-U.S. private businesses, business and trade associations, foundations, U.S. and non-U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), faith-based organizations, international organizations, U.S. and non-U.S. colleges and universities, civic groups, regional organizations, etc.
  • All applicants must be legally recognized organizational entities under applicable law.
  • An individual cannot apply as an applicant.

How to Apply

  • The application procedure consists of two phases:
    • Concept Papers
    • Full Applications
  • Based on the Concept Papers, USAID will determine whether to request a full application from an appropriate partner in a proposed alliance.

For more information, please visit this Global Development Alliance.

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