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Starting Strong: Top 10 Tips for Chiefs of Party in Their First 90 Days
“If you want to know the end, look at the beginning.” This African proverb applies to the importance of setting up a solid framework for success at the beginning of a project.
Championing the LCS Policy
USAID's Local Capacity Strengthening Policy: Championing Local Changemakers
I’ve been working to strengthen local capacity in Malawi for my entire career. And after witnessing too many missed opportunities, I have to say that I am now so excited about the Local Capacity Strengthening Policy.
How USAID Encourages Private Sector Partners to Tackle AI’s Most Critical Challenges
Artificial intelligence (AI) is not neutral; instead, it involves lots of human decisions that profoundly impact how AI systems are designed and implemented. As a result, AI can work well for some and not for others.
Share Your Feedback: USAID's New Violence and Conflict Assessment Framework
USAID’s Center for Conflict and Violence Prevention in the Bureau for Conflict Prevention and Stabilization is pleased to announce that the updated Violence and Conflict Assessment (VCA) framework is available for public comment.
May Funding Opportunities: Mark Your Calendars
Don't miss these important deadlines in May.
Crafting an Impactful Organizational Capability Statement
An organizational capability statement can be a vital tool for business development, networking, and partnership formation among international development organizations. Especially if you are seeking subcontracts, you will want to have a polished capability statement on hand to share with potential prime partners (i.e., those directly receiving funding from USAID).
FY 2022 USAID Small Business Awards Nominations
USAID's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is pleased to announce the FY22 OSDBU Awards. OSDBU through these awards has the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding small business owner’s innovation and commitment to customer service and USAID’s staff for their outstanding work and support of small businesses.
What USAID's Climate Strategy Means for Procurement
What does USAID’s procurement process have to do with climate change? Jennifer Norling, the Evaluation Division Chief in the USAID Management Bureau’s Office of Acquisition and Assistance, provides more insight into how the Agency is addressing the climate crisis through procurement activities that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, advance community preparation and climate-resilient infrastructure, and improve outcomes for local groups that are disproportionately impacted by environmental changes.