Private Sector Engagement and Market-Based Development: Co-Creating and Partnering for Impact via Global Development Alliances
Opportunity Category Explanation:
The identification and definition of key business and development problems and opportunities; the development and co-creation of market-based and market-oriented approaches to solve those problems and seize those opportunities.
Funding Instrument Type:
Category of Funding Activity:
Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Consistent with USAID’s Private Sector Engagement Policy, the focus of this APS is proactive engagement of and collaboration with the private sector in the identification and definition of key business and development problems and opportunities; the development and co-creation of market-based and market-oriented approaches to solve those problems and seize those opportunities; and the facilitation and implementation of such approaches.
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency for International Development USAID
Oct 15, 2020
Dec 16, 2022
Last Updated Date:
Oct 15, 2020
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Expected Number of Awards:
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is committed to engaging and working with the private sector to determine how markets, market-based approaches, and private sector behavior can drive development outcomes, results and impact in an ongoing and sustainable manner. Private sector engagement is an official Agency Priority Goal and a core USAID Policy. Consistent with USAID’s Private Sector Engagement Policy, the focus of this APS is proactive engagement of and collaboration with the private sector in the identification and definition of key business and development problems and opportunities; the co-creation and development of market-based and market-oriented approaches to solve those problems and seize those opportunities;  and the facilitation and implementation of such approaches.  For purposes of the GDA APS, the term “market-based approaches” will refer to approaches that are market-based, market-driven, market-oriented or market-informed.  NOTE: USAID engagement of the private sector does NOT require use of the GDA APS. In fact, USAID engages the private sector in various ways, many of which would not warrant pursuit under the GDA APS. However, in some cases, the GDA APS will provide an appropriate and valuable process through which USAID and the private sector can co-create ways to leverage markets and enterprise behavior to drive valuable business and development outcomes and results in a sustainable manner. The GDA APS is one of numerous USAID solicitations that support and advance the implementation of USAID’s Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Policy. Prospective applicants under the GDA APS should thoroughly read USAID’s PSE Policy. The GDA APS does not seek to address every aspect of that policy. Like other USAID solicitations that support and advance private sector engagement and particular elements of the PSE Policy, the GDA APS focuses on certain types of approaches and partners. If organizations have ideas that might advance the PSE Policy but do not fall within the parameters of this APS, they are encouraged to explore other USAID solicitations advertised at www.grants.gov and https://fbohome.sam.gov/. or reach out to the relevant USAID Mission via the Private Sector Engagement Points of Contact. See https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid for more information on how to work with USAID.
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