Partnership Opportunities and Resources

USAID works with the private sector - including U.S. and global corporations, regional and local businesses in developing countries, and industry associations - in a number of ways:

  • Building public-private partnerships with local and international companies, as well as business associations and other private sector entities.
  • Providing guarantees to unlock local capital for sustainable growth.
  • Collaborating with the private and public sector when facing a development challenge that does not have a clear solution and there appears to be an opportunity for innovation.
  • Providing financing, convening diverse partners and using science and technology to find and test cost effective, scalable development solutions through a venture capital style grant competition.
  • Building links between the needs of developing countries with the interests and resources of private capital investors to catalyze finance for development.

Learn more about how USAID builds partnerships and engages the private sector.


The Center for Transformational Partnerships has a wealth of resources about partnerships and private sector engagement to support our colleagues and potential partners from across the public, private and nonprofit sectors with a range of experience in development or working with USAID. 

Explore our tools and resources for building partnerships with USAID

You may also go directly to Current Opportunities and Other Resources for information on current solicitations and bidding opportunities, as well as links to other U.S. Government programs.