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About the Global Development Alliance
The Global Development Alliance (GDA) is an innovative public-private alliance model for improving social and economic conditions in developing countries. The GDA combines the assets and experience of strategic partners, leveraging their capital and investments, creativity and access to markets to solve complex problems facing government, business, and communities.
The Global Partnerships Division develops alliance models and builds USAID’s capacity to sustain these models and develop new alliances that leverage resources effectively and efficiently to achieve significant development impact. The Global Partnerships staff provides technical guidance and support to:
- Build alliances focused on USAID priorities – food security, climate change, global health, along with economic growth, education, technology, and water;
- Missions, Technical Offices and Regional Bureaus through alliance development consultations, assessments, alliance strategy development, training and alliance building tools;
- Regional Alliance Builders and Alliance Officers in the field to scale up successful partnership models; and
- Pilot new alliance models focused on the Diaspora, impact investing, clean technologies, inclusive business, corporate social responsibility and provide greater coordination with other donors.
Through the GDA model, USAID promotes change in governance and institutions, human capacity, and economic structure that help developing countries achieve economic and social progress without depending on foreign aid.