Bilateral and Multilateral Donors

Bilateral and multilateral donors, like USAID, and other providers of development assistance share decades of development knowledge and expertise and provide billions of dollars to bolster self-reliance in developing countries.

The United States works with others to tackle the world’s development challenges. When we provide assistance to a developing country or respond to a humanitarian crisis or natural disaster, we do so in concert with other countries like the United Kingdom, Japan and Sweden; multilateral organizations, such as the World Bank Group, other Multilateral Development Banks and the various United Nations Agencies; and other assistance providers, including countries that both receive and provide assistance, such as India, Brazil, South Africa and Indonesia. By coordinating and working closely with other partners, USAID can improve the delivery, impact and sustainability of development assistance, thereby maximizing development results both at the country level and globally.

Collaboration between USAID, other bilateral and multilateral donors and other assistance providers can take a variety of forms, including:

  • Engaging on on critical issues that affect U.S. national security;

  • Coordinating messaging and outreach to mobilize others support;

  • Expanding existing programs to new areas or beneficiaries;

  • Implementing joint programs through pooled funding arrangements or other  mechanisms; and

  • Building partnership platforms to find solutions to significant development challenges.

Engaging in effective multi-stakeholder partnerships allows us to leverage the comparative advantages -- the knowledge, expertise, resources and capacities – of all development actors, and is critical to making developing countries and communities more resilient and self-sufficient.

Last updated: December 05, 2017

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