USAID's business forecast provides insights for the year ahead

Click here to view Devex's Tableau visualization of USAID business forecast for Q1 FY 2018.

CANBERRA — 2017 has provided new opportunities for businesses to engage in a real-time manner with the U.S. Agency for International Development and understand their business priorities and objectives. Converting their business forecast database from a quarterly snapshot to a live feed has enabled business insight into the rapidly evolving priorities of USAID. This is crucial as businesses and partners plan and prioritization potential tender opportunities.

But the agency also encourages businesses to engage directly to understand how USAID works with the private sector. On Dec. 15, a business call from Washington, D.C., for the first quarter of 2018 provided an important opportunity to discuss new and changing program objectives, as shown in our interactive feature for the budget forecast.

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    Lisa Cornish

    Lisa Cornish is a Devex Reporter based in Canberra, where she focuses on the Australian aid community. Lisa formerly worked with News Corp Australia as a data journalist for the national network and was published throughout Australia in major metropolitan and regional newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph in Melbourne, Herald Sun in Melbourne, Courier-Mail in Brisbane, and online through news.com.au. Lisa additionally consults with Australian government providing data analytics, reporting and visualization services. Lisa was awarded the 2014 Journalist of the Year by the New South Wales Institute of Surveyors.