Top USAID women-led small business implementers in 2018

Students at a software development center supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development in El Salvador. Photo by: USAID / CC BY-NC-ND

The U.S. Agency for International Development works with a number of women-owned small businesses that are implementing its projects around the world. In this article, we dig into the top women-owned small business implementers, following Devex’s analysis of USAID’s top awardees for the fiscal year 2018.

One of USAID’s goals is to ensure 12 percent of its total worldwide contract obligations go to small businesses, with a goal of 5 percent to women-owned small businesses. As can be seen in the chart below, USAID has comfortably met the goal of small business prime contracting for the past five years, but it has recently failed to achieve the women-owned small business goal.

About the authors

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    Rose Jiselle Santiago

    Jiselle Santiago works with the Devex Analytics team in Manila, where she coordinates content strategy and leads data collection efforts across various projects and research initiatives. She has a bachelor's degree in international studies focused on development and gender studies.
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    Miguel Antonio Tamonan

    Miguel Tamonan works with the Devex Analytics team in Manila, where he focuses on tracking and monitoring projects funded by donor agencies to identify funding trends and provide strategic insights on development funding opportunities. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science major in international relations from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.