USAID and Devex Announce Launch of Devex Impact Strategic Advisory Council

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
USAID Press Office
202-712-4320

Washington, DC— On June 3, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Devex announced the launch of the Devex Impact Strategic Advisory Council. The Council guides the development of the Devex Impact website to increase its utility as a collaborative platform for corporations, NGOs, foundations, donors and other private sector actors working on public-private partnerships for development.

Devex Impact is a collaborative effort between Devex and USAID that brings together USAID’s leadership and expertise in building public-private partnerships for development with Devex’s unique capabilities and reach as the world’s largest development network that connects over 500,000 professionals and thousands of donors, companies, and NGOs.

Founding members of the Strategic Advisory Council include the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), The Boeing Company, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), Chevron, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), ExxonMobil, GAVI Alliance, IBM, KPMG, and Orange.

“As an Agency that specializes in public-private partnerships for development, USAID is proud to be a founding member of the Devex Impact Strategic Advisory Council,” stated USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg at the inaugural meeting of the Devex Impact Strategic Advisory Council.

“Improving the Devex Impact user experience is one of our top priorities,” stated Raj Kumar, President and Editor-in-Chief of Devex. “That is why we look forward to working with such an esteemed group of companies, donors and development organizations to ensure Devex Impact provides the practical information development professional’s need to make an impact.”

Together, USAID and Devex are making the latest partnership information, news and tools available to companies, donors, recipient governments, implementers, NGOs, and professionals working at the intersection of business and global development.

About USAID

The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, have provided economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide for over 50 years. USAID’s Global Development Alliance (GDA) is an innovative public-private partnership model that leverages the assets, experience, financial resources, and market access of private sector partners to solve complex problems facing government, business, and communities. For more information, please visit www.usaid.gov.

About Devex

Devex is the largest online platform for the international development community, providing business information, recruitment services and news to half a million global development professionals and 1,000 development organizations around the world. Our goal is to help the international community deliver foreign assistance ever more efficiently and effectively. For more information, visit www.devex.com.

Last updated: June 06, 2013

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