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State Department, USAID Emphasize Importance Of Partnerships, More ‘Adaptive And Flexible’ Mechanisms For Foreign Assistance Implementation

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“The United States Agency for International Development’s new leadership team wants to expand the agency’s partner base and enhance creativity by incorporating more ‘co-creation’ and collaboration into project design and award-making. On Tuesday, the State Department and USAID released their ‘joint strategic plan‘ for 2018-2022. The document includes a pledge by USAID to ‘realize greater returns on investment by using public-private partnerships and more adaptive and flexible procurement mechanisms to complement more traditional models for implementing foreign assistance’…” (Igoe, 2/15).