What is happening with USAID's business forecasts?

By Lisa Cornish, Arnau Rovira 19 May 2017

Click here to view the new Devex interactive visualization of USAID business forecasts.

Quarter three of the United States Agency for International Development’s business forecast data provides the first real insight into what a USAID under a Trump administration may look like. Looking beyond the current budget cycle, forecast project changes made since the quarter two release were presented by USAID on Tuesday as part of their quarterly business forecast review call, along with a range of new measures USAID are making to open opportunities for businesses to better engage with the aid program.

Devex analyzed the new quarter of data to identify changes and trends since quarter two through our interactive Tableau visualization, which provides insights for current and potential aid program partners on projects expected to be available for tendering or grants.

USAID is already planning for anticipated budget reductions, consolidated programs, and investments that focus on crisis and conflict-related programs. The forecast business data might give a hint as to how those plans might look.

Here are some of the insights from our analysis of the data.

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About the authors

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Lisa Cornishlisa_cornish

Lisa Cornish is a Devex reporter based in Canberra, Australia. 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.

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Arnau RoviraARoviraMuntada

Arnau Rovira is part of the Devex's Development Data team in Barcelona where he works on analyzing and understanding donor and country priorities through the use of data. He previously worked as business intelligence analyst at Scytl, worldwide leader on electoral voting solutions. In his interest to the international and electoral affairs he became electoral observer. Until now, he has been deployed in Uruguay, Ukraine and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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