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About the Global Development Alliance Model
The Global Development Alliance (GDA) is a market-based business model for partnerships between the public and private sectors to address jointly defined business and development objectives. Alliances are co-designed, co-funded, and co-managed by partners so that the risks, responsibilities, and rewards of partnership are equally shared.
A well-constructed GDA furthers the objectives of the USAID mission while benefiting the business interests of the resource partner. A partnership is considered a GDA when it meets the following criteria:
- At least 1:1 leverage (in cash and in-kind) of USAID resources;
- Common goals defined for all partners;
- Jointly-defined solution to a social or economic development problem;
- Non-traditional resource partners (companies, foundations, etc.);
- Shared resources, risks and results, with a preference for increased scale of impact; and
- Innovative, sustainable approaches to development.