The Office of Democracy and Governance (DCHA/DG) supports USAID by providing technical assistance, field program support, and training for USAID officers and field missions. To carry out its mandate the Office has over the past several years established cooperative agreements with a range of non-governmental organizations.
During the next year, most of our cooperative agreements---civil society, rule of law, elections and political processes---will expire. That conjunction allows us to rethink our entire array of cooperative agreements. Should we continue to define our work according to these categories? If so, how should we deal with problems like corruption, which don?t fit neatly within any one category? Would a different array or different subject categories better serve our DG needs?
Apart from the conceptual structure, are there problems with, or improvements to, the agreements that would make them work better either for USAID or for USAID grantees? Do you have suggestions or ideas about the procedural aspects of DG implementation we should consider?
If you have thoughts about any of these---or other---please join us for a preliminary discussion (not a bidders conference):
Monday, November 3, 2003
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
(If you have any questions please contact Ms. Stacie Chapman at 202-712-0915)
Who can apply:
Eligible functional categories:
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Agency for International Development, Washington D. C., USAID, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Room 7.10-006, Washington, DC, 20523