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USAID Procurement Leaders Discuss Agency’s Policies To Engage More Local Organizations

Devex: Conference call: Inside USAID’s local procurement reform efforts
“The U.S. Agency for International Development has undertaken an exhaustive review of its procurement systems and policies in an effort to create new tools for engaging local, sustainable organizations in development projects. Building on lessons learned from the previous administration’s ‘Local Solutions’ initiative, the agency has rolled out a new vision and focus for acquisition and assistance. Devex Senior Reporter Michael Igoe spoke with two of the agency’s procurement leaders, Randy Tift and Roman Napoli, to discuss the implications of these strategic reforms — and what they mean for local procurement…” (5/14).