Call For Locally Led Development Concepts On Building Effective, Reliable, And Sustainable Private Sector Associations In West Africa

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Call For Locally Led Development Concepts On Building Effective, Reliable, And Sustainable Private Sector Associations In West Africa: Research indicates the use of local solutions is critical for promoting sustainability of U.S. investments in partner countries. USAID is now focused on working with new and underutilized partners, especially the private sector and local actors, to support and help finance the journey to self-reliance via direct assistance.Over the past decade, USAID/WA has worked to establish or support several private sector associations organized around specific sectors, commodities or issue areas. One area that has not been sufficiently prioritized has been organizational capacity and management for these associations to be member-driven and financially self-reliant to sustain their core operations.With the typical grants/training interventions, USAID and other donors have caused these organizations to shift their priorities to attract donor funding versus appropriately representing the evolving needs of their membership. Many of these associations have become project implementers for donors, establishing new positions and compensation policies. Often these expenses cannot be supported through locally mobilized resources such as member dues or fees for goods and services. USAID-initiated and donor-funded organizations have also often been developed with ineffective governance and management structures. Rather than focusing on sustainable strategies to support member driven needs through smart growth, donor-funded organizations make decisions based on the expectation of continued donor funding.USAID/WA has identified the following priority issue areas facing associations in the region: access to finance, input supply, marketing, production and technology, and capacity strengthening. This Local Works activity will look to pilot activities that address the above issues with the goal of increased sustainability and commercial viability of private sector associations. Activities may include any locally owned solution that has the potential to increase an association's commercial viability, long-term sustainability, or ability to meet the evolving needs of its members. This requires the development and implementation of a learning agenda that captures the continuous learning and adaptation that will happen over the course of the activity in order to build a knowledge base on building sustainable private sector associations in West Africa is required.
Federal Grant Title: Call For Locally Led Development Concepts On Building Effective, Reliable, And Sustainable Private Sector Associations In West Africa
Federal Agency Name: Ghana USAID Accra (USAID-GHA)
Grant Categories: Regional Development
Type of Opportunity: Mandatory
Funding Opportunity Number: 7200AA19APS00007-ADDENDUM03-USAID-WA
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 98.001
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: August 10th, 2020
Original Application Deadline: August 10th, 2020
Posted Date: February 20th, 2020
Creation Date: February 20th, 2020
Archive Date: September 2nd, 2020
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $2,500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 3
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: August 3rd, 2020
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants:1. Must be local actors in countries within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). When determining if an entity is a “local actor” for the purposes of this APS, USAID will consider:a. Whether the entity is legally organized under the laws of an ECOWAS member state;b. Whether the entity has its principal place of business or operations in an ECOWAS member state;c. Whether the entity is majority owned and controlled by individuals who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of an ECOWAS member state;d. Whether the entity is managed by a governing body, the majority of whom are citizens or lawful permanent residents of an ECOWAS member state; ande. Whether the entity has projects, offices, and/or registration in other countries, and whether key management decisions are taken by the office located in an ECOWAS member state or elsewhere.2. Cannot have received more than $5 million in direct funding from USAID in the past five years.3. Cannot be a U.S.-based organization. U.S.-based organizations are not eligible as prime awardees under this APS.
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