In 2016, cooperative agreements — or grants requiring close collaboration with USAID during implementation — comprised a significant portion of USAID grant giving. Of the top 20 grant recipients, eight were reported to have received 100 percent of their grant funding through cooperative agreements, while another four exceeded 95 percent. In the past five years, cooperative agreements accounted for an average of 47.64 percent of USAID’s obligated grant funding.
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).
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