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This is a channel that we use to keep members in the loop about the latest policy documents and developments. Our work in advocacy cuts across all areas of expertise and impacts all of our members.

Our Director of Government Affairs & Advocacy, Cynthia Smith, posts regular updates so our members are alerted to changes in the sector as they happen. We encourage everyone who joins Connect to become part of this community and to keep up to date with the information shared here. Posts to this community go live on our website, and you may wish to use the anonymous posting option if you have a question to ask here.

NEW! USAID: US Policy Framework

  • 1.  NEW! USAID: US Policy Framework

    Posted 22 days ago
    Dear Members: USAID Industry Liaison notified partners yesterday of its intention to hold a webinar on the July 22 Policy Framework. Registration information follows. Also, please note that the comment period for the Framework has been extended by two (2) days until August 3. Please remit any comments for Humentum's inclusion in our submission by COB Friday. Thank you! Cynthia

    July 27, 2022

    Dear International Development Community Partners,

    This email is to inform you that USAID's draft Policy Framework was released for public comment on July 22nd. In addition, we are planning an external Webinar to publicize the public comment period to take place on August 2nd.

    We have worked tirelessly to incorporate feedback from 250 USAID internal stakeholders through 19 consultations, relevant internal and external leadership stakeholder groups, and, of course, the Administrator's November 4th Georgetown Speech, May 26th speech on "Progress, Not Programs", and June 7th speech on "A Global Revolution of Dignity.

    This draft reflects the core priorities of this Administration and the Agency: extending the reach of human dignity by confronting the greatest challenges of our time (compounding humanitarian crises, corruption and authoritarianism, the climate crisis, COVID-19 and decline in global life expectancy, and conflict, inequality, and other barriers to progress), exercising bold leadership and embracing inclusive partnerships to seek progress beyond programs, and ensuring USAID's enduring effectiveness by investing in our organization. 

    Policy Framework Comments
    You can provide comments via this website: Please submit comments by COB August 3rd. 

    Webinar Information
    When: August 2, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    Join via Blue Jeans:
    Or dial: +1 (415) 466-7000 (US). Enter the participant PIN: 9553953 followed by # to confirm.

    Thanks again for your feedback and contributions thus far. We look forward to incorporating your comments. 


    USAID Policy Framework Team

    Cynthia Smith
    Director, Government Affairs and Advocacy