How USAID's approach to partnerships is evolving

    The U.S. Agency for International Development has been pushing cross-sectoral partnerships for years. Now, with the creation of the U.S. Global Development Lab, the agency has a new platform and more holistic approach to working with partners.  

    In a recent conversation with Devex Impact, Ricardo Michel, director of the Center for Transformational Partnerships in the Lab, discussed some of these changes and USAID’s efforts to work more efficiently with the private sector and other partners.

    The conclusion is clear: The leading U.S. aid agency wants to work more closely with the business community.

    Watch this video to learn more about how reforms at USAID will affect how partners can engage with the agency, and what new opportunities may arise for collaboration:

    Ricardo Michel talks about USAID’s efforts to strengthen its ties with external partners.

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    About the author

    • Adva Saldinger

      Adva Saldinger is a Senior Reporter at Devex, where she covers the intersection of business and international development, as well as U.S. foreign aid policy. From partnerships to trade and social entrepreneurship to impact investing, Adva explores the role the private sector and private capital play in development. A journalist with more than 10 years of experience, she has worked at several newspapers in the U.S. and lived in both Ghana and South Africa.