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.