Private Sector Engagement Policy

Date of Publication
2019

This policy is a call to action for USAID staff and its partners to embrace market-based approaches as a more sustainable way to support communities in achieving development and humanitarian outcomes at scale. 

The purpose of the policy is to accomplish the following:

  • Set forth the vision and operating principles that will guide and advance USAID’s engagement with the private sector, with an emphasis on promoting U.S. economic growth
  • Illustrate ways USAID can consistently and comprehensively integrate private-sector engagement into the Agency’s operating model and programming across sectors
  • Clarify and harmonize concepts, terminology, and definitions

Included are the following sections:

  • What Is Private-Sector Engagement (PSE)?
  • The case for PSE
  • Value propositions:
  • How we engage
  • Identifying, assessing, and managing risk