Are you a private sector entity that currently engages with or wishes to collaborate with USAID? If so, asking the right questions is a key part of this process.
I4DI is pleased to share Nine Questions Every Company Should ask to Strengthen their Partnership with USAID, guidance which emerged from our BalanceD-MERL consortium work on the Women + Water Global Development Alliance.
USAID and the private sector engage in multiple ways. The goal of this document is to help companies (or private sector partners) to generate value and meet the objectives of their partnership with USAID.
This document presents nine questions that companies can ask during their partnership with USAID. Action-oriented guidance is also provided to help companies connect each question back to the overall program management strategy for their engagement. Although this document centers on the private sector, other non-profit or public-sector partners can apply it to their work with USAID as well.
Although each company’s collaboration with USAID is unique, these questions focus on one thing they all have in common: how companies ensure good program management that is responsive to data. Good program management integrates program design (D) and implementation with their monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) activities to achieve partnership objectives.