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Empower Development Partners Through Collaborative and Co-creative Practices1 in Acquisition and Assistance

Goal Leaders:

Photo of Randy Tift Randy Tift, Senior Advisor, Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Bureau for Management (M/OAA), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Photo of Mark Walther Mark Walther, Director, M/OAA, USAID

Goal Statement: By September 30, 2021, USAID will increase the use of collaborative partnering methods and co-creation within new awards by five percentage points, measured by percentage of obligated dollars and procurement actions.

1Co-creation brings together people to create solutions to specific development challenges. When using co-creation, USAID teams work alongside partners, potential implementers, and end users to collaboratively define the problem, identify new and existing solutions, build consensus around areas for action, and/ or refine plans to move forward with programs and projects. As its name implies, co-creation relies on collaboration with a diverse set of actors from both the for profit and not-for profit sectors, allowing for a more equitable distribution of both the responsibility and ownership of outputs across all partners. Co-creation can be used for any type of award based on the guidance in USAID’s ADS 304: Selecting the Appropriate Acquisition and Assistance (A&A) Instrument; USAID does not want to constrain the use of co-creation in awards, but demonstrate the co-creation is suited to many types of A&A instruments.

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