USAID has embarked on an ambitious reform effort, USAID Forward, changing the way the Agency does business. It encourages new partnerships, emphasizes innovation, and focuses on evidence-based programming.
In 2014, USAID awarded a $12.5 million, five-year activity, Supporting the Efforts of Partners (STEPS). It will expand the pool of local organizations who can qualify for direct grants. Through STEPS, USAID provides technical assistance to partners across USAID’s portfolio, addressing each institution’s highest-priority needs. These include financial management, fundraising, organizational governance, program management, strategic planning, communications, and advocacy. Moreover, in FY15, USAID will help 25 local civil society organizations strengthen their institutions in order to deliver higher quality services in their respective sectors.
USAID is modernizing and strengthening its programs in order to meet the most pressing development challenges.
$2,758,866 obligated to local organizations and contractors
Adventist Health Services, Malawi Institute of Education, African Centre of Communication for Development, Banja La Mtsogolo, Christian Health Association of Malawi, Towvirane HIV AIDS Organization, Farmers Union of Malawi, Forum for African Women Educationalists, Community Initiative for Self Reliance, Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy, National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi, Chikwawa Catholic Development Commission, Civil Society Agriculture Network, Creative Centre for Community Mobilisation, and Christian Health Association of Malawi
Meral Karan, Office Chief, USAID FORWARD & Democracy and Governance
Last updated: April 13, 2015