Working with USAID: Insights on budget and policy impacts from the Q4 business forecast

Devex analyzed the data on USAID's fourth quarter business forecast for FY 2017.

The fourth quarter release of the United States Agency for International Development business forecast on August 11, and its associated question and answer opportunity, revealed an aid program evolving daily under new leadership and budget restraints.

A total of 183 opportunities are listed for quarter four of 2017, down from the previous two quarters, and they range in value from $8 to $14 billion. In quarter two, water and sanitation projects were high priority, but by quarter four, projects associated with crisis and conflict had become the top priority. Those include opportunities such as the $2.5 billion Support Which Implements Fast Transitions 5 project. Meanwhile, regional priorities have shifted from Kenya, Nigeria and Gaza Strip to South Africa, Mozambique and Afghanistan — including a $750 million HIV project in South Africa, as shown in our interactive feature for the budget forecast.

About the authors

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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 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 Rovira

    Arnau Rovira is part of the Devex's Development Data team in Manila 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.