Public Consultation

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) draft Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance Policy is now available for public review and feedback. Please submit any feedback on the draft policy via this link no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on January 22nd, 2024.

Only comments submitted will be considered. We are unable to receive comments in any other format at this time.

Providing feedback on the policy is entirely voluntary. It is also open to all; any individual or group may submit comments.

To ease the process of reviewing and addressing a large volume of public feedback, we request the following:

  • 1.Be as specific as possible with your comments.

  • 2. Focus your comments on the highest priority recommendations or issues. 3. If you are raising questions or concerns, please provide concrete suggestions for how to address, resolve, or clarify the issue.

  • 3. Indicate the page and line numbers of the section you are commenting on. If you want to comment on multiple sections, please submit separate comments instead of batching them together.

  • 4. Submit comments in English, if feasible. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to review comments submitted in other languages.

Privacy Act Statement

Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 522(e)(3), this Privacy Act Statement serves to inform you of the following concerning the collection of the information on this form.

Authority: USAID collects information as part of its Open Government and Public Engagement activities pursuant to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended; OMB M-09-12: President’s Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government; OMB M-10-06: Open Government Directive; OMB Circular A-130: Management of Federal Information Resources; 44 U.S.C. 3101: Records Management by Federal Agencies; 5 U.S.C. 301: Departmental Regulations; and USAID Regulations for Implementation of the Privacy Act of 1974 at 22 CFR 215.

Purpose: USAID requests feedback from international development professionals, the DRG community, and the broader public to enhance the rigor of the draft USAID DRG Policy. How USAID uses personal information: USAID collects, uses, disseminates, and maintains the information to inform policy decisions and programmatic planning activities. Access to the personally identifiable information (PII) collected during this survey is granted only to authorized users and is limited to only the information they need to know. All USAID personnel are required to adhere to the Rules of Behavior that govern the appropriate access and use of PII. Disclosure of the information provided will not be made outside the Agency without written consent, except pursuant to any applicable statutory exception or routine use listed under applicable System of Records Notices (SORNs).

Applicable SORNs: A complete listing of the routine uses for the information collected may be found in USAID-29 – Online Collaboration Records System of Records Notice, published at 78 FR 4526 (January 28, 2010).

Disclosure: Completion of this survey is voluntary. You may choose to respond to all or any of the questions without penalty. If you are not comfortable answering any of the survey questions, you are free to leave it blank. Your participation will help ensure adequate representation of your views in the final results and outcomes. If you agree to participate, you may withdraw your participation in the survey at any time by simply exiting the survey.