Top USAID contractors for 2016

Emergency supplies are loaded onto a truck for Typhoon Haiyan victims in Tacloban, Philippines. Photo by: Katey Schein-Prudhomme / USAID / CC BY-NC

The United States Agency for International Development obligated contract funding reached $4.68 billion in 2016, decreasing by $200 million from the previous year. The modest decline for 2016 follows a $1 billion surge for contract spending from 2014 to 2015.

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Chemonics reclaimed its position as the top contractor for USAID in 2016, winning nearly double the contract funding from 2015. The global development consulting firm garnered over $1 billion worth of USAID financing last year, following the award of a $9.5 billion indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract, or IDIQ, in 2015. Tetra Tech and DAI, meanwhile, were awarded the second and third-highest USAID contract funding, respectively, combining for over $800 million in obligated funding. Together, these top three recipients comprise 39 percent of all USAID obligated contract funding in 2016.

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    Ezekiel Carlo Orlina

    Ezekiel is a senior development analyst and team leader at Devex. His primary role is monitoring and reporting on project opportunities and trends of leading multilateral and bilateral donor agencies. A graduate of Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in Political Science, Ezekiel has extensive global development research experience having also worked at the World Youth Alliance, Asia and the Pacific (WYAAP).