The Honorable Secretary of State announced $150 million of emergency aid to Egypt. I would like to propose BPR of Government owned health care organizations to deliver a high quality of health care services to the majority of people in Egypt who can't afford any other options. Currently i work for VHA in Clarksburg, WV as an addiction psychiatrist for the last 20 years. I was born in Egypt and would like to contribute ...more »
Can you please share with us the specific USAID outcomes of current SBA indicators and goals for procuring products and services from small, women-owned, and disadvantage businesses under the new Procurement Reform Agenda.
In regard to Federal Assistance, has USAID been involved with the Grants Policy Committee (GPC), established by the Federal CFO Council? There have been a lot of good streamlining initiatives that have come out of this group under P.L.106-107. Grants need to be used in accordance with the principals and spirit of the The Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act of 1977. Allow NGO's to do what they do best and reduce ...more »
Will USAID consider adopting or incorporating "expanded authorities" ala the Dept. of Health & Human Services grants and cooperative agreements, in order to put aside (when warranted) some of the burdensome "prior approvals" that are required?
In regard to assistance awards (grants/coop. agreements), I've heard that USAID will provide some form of "safe harbors" for their managers (Procurement/Contracting officials?) to allow them to the opportunity to take more risks with less established partners overseas. Will USAID provide the same opportunity for prime recipients in working with their subrecipients? We currently take on a lot of USAID's risk in working ...more »
How would USAID assist partners to be ready for the reform, and what are the requirements from partners to meet the objectives of this reform.
Are there any plans to increase the number of local Inititatives made available for Faith-Based Organizations.
Are there any plans for Capacity Building Initiatives for Local CBO's.
What are the 2011 reform goals and how can local CBO's have input in the identification of needed goals on the grassroot level?
www.indonesiaorganic.com Not-for-profit social project to help grow the organic environmental industry in Indonesia. How do I access USAID for funding? We are an innovative solution to a lack of accessible information.
I am writing to you from the Eastern part of the Congo where the actual conflict has killed more than 8 millions people and more than two millions women have been raped etc... My question are 1. Why do you still do business with the same organization when you know that they only spend $.15 on the dollar on the local population? 2. Can we make exception for organization that are on the ground in the Congo to still ...more »
Concrete is the most consumed product on earth, after water. Even the poorest nations of the world use cement-based construction methods.
The concrete supply system creates millions of jobs and businesses within the industrialized nations.
Why don't we create a concrete-based economic development plan for the poor nations to use as their foundation for a better future?
Recent procurements from USAID continue the trend of complex scopes of work and high ceilings. In addition, many are RFAs with significant cost shares. These realities make it difficult for small businesses to compete. What will happen under this procurement reform to boost utilization of small businesses, not just for their ability to procure goods, but also for their strengths in innovation and specific technical competencies? ...more »
How will DIV interface with presidential initiatives such as Feed the Future (FTF), where NGO partnerships should be a foundational part of all work--both in FTF focus countries and in Washington, DC?