New USAID Initiatives

Education Policy: November 2018

The USAID Education Policy, released in November 2018, provides an Agency-wide vision and direction for supporting partner countries in strengthening their capacity to deliver quality learning opportunities for children and youth.

The primary purpose of programming in education by USAID is to achieve sustained, measurable improvements in learning outcomes and skills development. The policy applies to education programming across all levels (from pre-primary through higher education), contexts (stable contexts to crisis and conflict-affected environments), settings (formal and non-formal), and providers (state and non-state).

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Procurement Reform

As USAID orients toward creating conditions whereby we can end the need for foreign assistance, our central programming approaches must reflect the principles of supporting locally-led development and long-term sustainability. This approach must prioritize excellence in program design and elevation of procurement approaches that enable flexibility, innovation, and diversification of our partner base. The Transformation Task Team’s Effective Partnering and Procurement Reform (EPPR) team, in consultation with both cross-Agency and external partners, is developing a set of actionable reform recommendations to transform our procurement and partnering approaches and achieve greater development outcomes.

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Private Sector Engagement

USAID is undertaking a major cultural and operational transformation to expand Private Sector Engagement Agency-wide. Through its new PSE Policy, USAID has issued an Agency-wide call to action and mandate to work hand-in-hand with the private sector to design and deliver our development and humanitarian programs in all sectors. This policy signals an intentional shift towards enterprise-driven development as a more sustainable way to empower people, communities and countries on their journey to self-reliance.

Learn more about USAID's Private Sector Engagement Policy

Last updated: January 18, 2019

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