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US AID Global Development Alliance September 13, 2005. U.S. Total Flows to the Developing World in 2003. Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis; Conference Board; Foundation Center; Faith Based Groups; and USAID Internal Estimates. Why a Global Development Alliance ?.

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USAID Global Development Alliance

September 13, 2005


U.S. Total Flows to the Developing World in 2003

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis; Conference Board; Foundation Center; Faith Based Groups; and USAID Internal Estimates.


Why a Global Development Alliance ?

Why does USAID see the need to do business differently?

  • Respond to a changing global environment

  • Increase USAID’s effectiveness and impact in meeting development objectives

  • Leverage additional resources for development activities

  • Improve the quality of partnerships


What We Offer Each Other

USAID

Partner

  • Funding

  • Development expertise

  • Long-term in-country presence

  • Network of local and global partners

  • Policy influence

  • Funding

  • Skills, services and expertise

  • Technology and intellectual property

  • Activity design better connected to market realities

  • Markets and purchasing power

  • Synergies resulting from joint efforts


Alliance Summary FY02-04

~290 alliances Agency-wide

Over $1.1 billion in USAID funds

leveraging over $3.7 billion in partner resources

In Latin America: ~62 alliances

Over $103 million in USAID funds

leveraging over $251 million in partner resources


Alliance spotlight laureate education

Goal:

To make university education available to low and middle class students

Alliance Spotlight: Laureate Education

$235,000

Loan guarantees

$5M in student loans

Banvivienda

20% of students’ tuition

placed in trust

USAID

Laureate/Universidad Interamericana de Panama


Alliance spotlight entra 21
Alliance Spotlight: Entra 21

Goal: Train youths in ICT skills to equip them for the 21st century workforce

  • Entra 21 Partners:

  • USAID

  • International Youth Foundation (IYF)

  • IADB

  • Several technology companies including Microsoft and Lucent

  • Results:

  • Programs in 16 countries in LAC

  • >10,500 jobless youth have been trained; many have found jobs


Alliance Spotlight: Remittances for Economic Growth Alliance

Goal: Lower remittance transaction costs and create broader access to financial services

  • Partners:

  • USAID

  • World Council of Credit Unions

  • Mexico’s Credit Union network

  • Results:

  • >25,000 remittance transfers (~$11 million) sent through alliance

  • Lower costs and industry-wide competition led to a 50% reduction in transaction costs


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