JOHANNESBURG — As the United States Agency for International Development’s fiscal year 2018 is heading toward its close, Devex analyzes the 2017 awards data identifying the key trends and biggest contractors. Keep reading for a list of the top 10 contractors of 2017, and stay tuned for an analysis of the 2018 awards data later this quarter.
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According to data extracted from USAspending, USAID awarded $16.69 billion in funding in its fiscal year 2017. About 30 percent of that funding ($5.1 billion) and 63 percent of awards (11,021) went to contract awards — funding awarded to a prime recipient for goods, works, and services. The remainder went to assistance awards — funding given as aid to recipient organizations, programs, individuals, or governments. Assistance awards are frequently grants and cooperative agreements but can take other forms such as loans, insurance, and direct payments.