This Annual Program Statement (APS), issued to specifically support locally led development, offers USAID Operating Units (OUs: Missions, Bureaus, and Independent Offices) a mechanism to support locally led development approaches while upholding U.S. foreign policy objectives of promoting national security, advancing American values, and supporting global prosperity and self-reliance. Awards resulting from this APS will support the Journey to Self-Reliance by empowering local actors to take the lead in identifying and addressing development challenges in their own communities, countries, and regions. Furthermore, this APS seeks to build upon Agency policy, guidance, and emerging practice in the areas of systems thinking, collaboration, learning, and contextually-informed and adaptive design and management. It aims to advance USAID’s capability to work with local partners, to learn from these engagements, and to share this learning broadly. This APS is global and open to local actors working in all sectors. Under this APS, USAID intends to fund a wide range of flexible, innovative, and experimental approaches to encourage locally led development. Please see the attachment for further detailed information.
Categories: Business and Commerce, Law, Income Security and Social Services, Health, Justice and Legal Services, Regional Development, Labor and Training, Science and Technology and other Research and Development, Natural Resources, Disaster Prevention and Relief, Community Development, Energy, Education, Employment, Environment, Food and Nutrition, Agriculture.