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USAID is creating more strategic partnerships through Global Framework agreements. These Frameworks with key private sector partners leverage combined assets with greater efficiency and effectiveness for selected development activities.
For example, after several years of working in partnership on 16 separate projects, USAID created a Global Framework agreement with Microsoft Corporation in 2007. Strategically, this agreement is also joined by the Millennium Challenge Corporation and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Together, through our combined resources, we are advancing joint activities globally in six key areas: health, education, capacity-building, youth empowerment, environmental sustainability, and disaster relief and humanitarian assistance.
These agreements help reduce the start-up effort required to create public-private partnerships on an individual basis and they also help to integrate development outcomes into business agendas more broadly.
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Last updated: February 28, 2013