Private Sector Engagement: Partner With Us

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At USAID, we recognize the value of engaging the private sector in development and humanitarian assistance to help shape solutions that achieve a sustained impact.

In an increasingly interconnected world, new approaches are required to solve the world’s complex development and humanitarian challenges. The private sector is an engine for growth, creating nine out of ten jobs in the developing world. Working with the private sector is no longer a luxury, but a necessity.

Business is good for development and development is good for business. USAID has a long history of working with the private sector to deliver core business interests that align with USAID development priorities and objectives. 

Since 2001, USAID has formed over 2,500 partnerships with non-governmental partners, including more than 1,700 partnerships with the private sector.

Market-Based Solutions for Sustainable Development

Building partnerships with USAID starts with identifying a shared vision of what we want to achieve together, and then building a partnership that taps into our respective strengths.

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Private Sector Engagement framework >

Review our Private Sector Engagement Policy for a framework on our approach to working with the private sector. Learn more here. 

USAID Partnership & Investment Opportunities >

Learn more about  ways you can do business or partner with USAID. 

USAID Partnership opportunities

Below are some concrete ways that you can be involved with USAID’s private sector engagement: 

U.S. Government Partnership Opportunities

Access U.S. government initiatives to pursue partnership and investment opportunities in emerging markets

Discover successful private sector partnerships >

Find out about compelling examples of USAID’s private sector partnerships around the globe. Visit the USAID Private Sector Engagement Exposure site to access our visual storytelling platform.

Build Your Skills for Partnership >

Identify and build the skills required for effective partnerships with the private sector using the USAID Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Competency Catalogs.

Navigating USAID Tools, Processes, & Policies for PSE Catalog | Originating and Managing Relationships Catalog | Understanding & Catalyzing Finance Catalog 

Contact USAID for partnership opportunities >

USAID actively seeks to engage companies and investors to explore  opportunities to partner. Access our list of USAID contacts to identify the right person working in your sector, country, or region for partnership opportunities. USAID is structured by regional bureaus, technical bureaus, centers and hubs. 

After contacting USAID, you will engage in exploratory discussions. If there’s mutual interest, you will be connected to the Mission Private Sector contact.

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Last updated: May 19, 2022

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