BEC Visits USAID for Briefing on Assistance and Acquisitions Strategy

On Thursday, December 20th, BEC members attended a special briefing on USAID’s new Acquisition and Assistance strategy. Representatives from BEC member organizations had an opportunity to learn and ask questions about expected changes to the procurement process.

Excerpts from USAID Administrator Mark Green's remarks on the new Acquisition and Assistance Strategy: "By streamlining approaches to design and procurement, and utilizing new and innovative methods of collaboration, the A&A Strategy is a shift away from traditional approaches that can unduly constrain our staff and partners.  These reforms will foster more flexibility, adaptability, and creativity as we work with our partners to design and deliver impactful initiatives worldwide. 

The A&A Strategy also outlines how we will embrace USAID’s new approach to self-reliance in our approaches to partnering.  Diversifying our partner base and integrating locally-led development into how we deliver development assistance help our partner countries become self-reliant, and will get us closer to the day when such assistance is no longer needed..." 

Read more about the A&A Strategy