How to win USAID funding: Tips for local organizations

Wondering how to win business with USAID? We’ve put together some advice for institutions in the developing world. Photo by: USAID / CC BY-NC-ND

The United States government doesn’t see institutions located in developing nations as mere aid recipients — for the U.S. Agency for International Development and other foreign aid donors, they’re strategic partners. The agency awards billions in funding every year, and the amount funneled through local institutions is rising.

These organizations are also increasingly helping to drive development planning and implementation — a theme at this week’s Devex Partnerships & Career Forum in Manila. As donors from Washington to Brussels and beyond recruit and partner more directly in the communities they work in, local organizations in these countries have new opportunities to win funding and expand their reach.

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    Claire Peracchio works on Devex's digital strategy and is based in Washington, D.C. Claire joins us from Atlantic Media, where she contributed to the marketing team within the company's in-house digital consultancy, as well as its business development and corporate strategy divisions. A recent graduate of Brown University, Claire also brings experience from her tenure as editor-in-chief and president of the Brown Daily Herald.