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USAID values the input and contribution of its partners.

To achieve our mission of ending extreme poverty and promoting resilient, democratic societies, the Agency works with more than 4,000 active partners in more than 100 countries around the world. With so many partners in so many different countries, sharing information and resources can be a challenge. This section of the website is set-up as a resource for new and existing partners.

Information Available:

  • USAID Partners -- Directs you to, which is a  searchable database that provides information on USAID’s most recent awards and implementing partners.

  • Compliance -- USAID is dedicated to protecting the integrity of our foreign assistance efforts and the taxpayer funds entrusted to us to save lives and improve livelihoods. Find out more about USAID’s Compliance Office and how to report concerns.

  • Ombudsman -- Ombudsman helps to ensure equitable treatment of all parties participating in USAID's contracts and grants (acquisitions and assistance) pre-award, post-award and administration functions. Find out more about the Ombudsman.

  • Acquisition and Assistance Policy Directives (AAPD) -- The official source for the latest updates in acquisition and assistance (A&A) policy and requirements.   

  • The Development Information Solution (DIS) is an Agency-wide portfolio management system which harnesses the richness of USAID’s data and facilitates evidence-based decision making. 

  • Procurement Executive Bulletins (PEBs) -- Informational notices issued to USAID Contracting and Agreement Officers on general guidance, best practices, policy reminders, and frequently asked questions.

  • Partner Vetting System -- USAID has a pilot program that tests vetting policies and procedures, evaluates the resources required for vetting, and seeks input from stakeholders about the impact of vetting USAID-funded delivery of foreign assistance. Learn more about USAID’s vetting efforts.

  • Indirect Cost Rate Guide for Non-Profit Organizations -- The Indirect Cost Rate Guide has been prepared to assist non-profit organizations to understand the requirements for the determination of indirect cost rates for application on cost reimbursable grants and other agreements awarded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

  • Implementing Partner Notices Portals (IPN Portals) -- The Bureau for Management’s Office of Acquisition and Assistance (M/OAA) created the Implementing Partner Notices (IPN) portals -- one for acquisition awards and one for assistance awards, to assist with the implementation of universal award modifications/amendments and streamline communications to USAID’s partners. The IPN Portals are the single point where USAID posts and disseminates proposed universal bilateral modifications/amendments for awards, which can be accessed electronically by registered partners and USAID staff.

  • Unsolicited Proposal – An unsolicited proposal is a written proposal for a new or innovative idea that is submitted on the initiative of the offeror for the purpose of obtaining a contract with the Government, and that is not in response to a request for proposals or any other Government-initiated solicitation or program.

  • Branding and Marking -- Guidelines for how USAID’s identity should be used.

  • USAID Style Guide -- USAID's style and language guidelines.

Additional Resources:

The Automated Directives System (ADS) contains the organization and functions of USAID, along with the policies and procedures that guide the Agency's programs and operations. ADS series 300 contains the Agency’s policies and procedures related to Acquisition and Assistance.

Stay Informed:

To stay up to date on the latest information about working with USAID. Sign-up for the A&A e-mail distribution list. USAID uses the list to announce events, updates to the Business Forecast, resources for working with USAID, and additional helpful information. You can sign-up for the list here. 


Last updated: September 28, 2020

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