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USAID’s Acquisition and Assistance Strategy Brief

In early March 2023, USAID launched its updated Acquisition and Assistance (A&A) Strategy. Read this brief for more information about what the new strategy means for USAID’s operations, its implementing partners, and the movement for locally-led development.

Humentum Response to OMB Request for Information, published at 88 FR 8480-81

Humentum submitted comments on behalf of our members in response to OMB’s request for information on the forthcoming revisions to title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) subtitle A, chapters I and II.

Advocacy Advisor – May 2023

We feature policy updates from the US Department of State, the OECD Development Assistance Committee, and more. We also share a report on locally led development, featuring the perspectives of global thought leaders and participants from over 100 countries. This report, and Humentum’s ERA Index, are part of our Collective Journey to Equitable Development Series. Additionally, we have recommended readings and opportunities for you to get involved.

Advocacy Advisor – December 2022

This edition of the Advocacy Advisor rounds up the important policy and regulatory updates in each of
Humentum’s four components of change.

USAID’s Local Capacity Strengthening Policy

On October 19, 2022, USAID released its Local Capacity Strengthening (LCS) Policy, which is revised from the December 2021 Local Capacity Development Policy draft. USAID updated the policy based on nearly 600 pages of public comments and consultation with local actors.

Operationalizing Locally-Led Development: What We Learned

What will it take to operationalize the vision of locally-led development? This summary is a preview of an upcoming report that will share lessons from a year of webinars around this subject, as well as policy recommendations.

Humentum Comments on USAID’s Draft Guide to Collecting Beneficiary Feedback

Humentum appreciates the opportunity to submit these comments in response to USAID’s draft guide to collecting beneficiary feedback. USAID has asked that the public provide feedback to ensure the guidance serves the needs of implementing partners who must collect feedback from beneficiaries as a required part of their development program. As such, these comments are based on feedback from Humentum’s membership, the majority of whom are implementing partners.

Understanding the 2022 USAID Risk Appetite Statement

Humentum Policy Brief

On August 22, 2022, USAID released an updated Risk Appetite Statement. First crafted in 2018, the RAS details the Agency’s willingness to absorb, share, and/or mitigate the various risks – which have historically ranged from programmatic, reputational, fiduciary to legal, security, and human capital – related to its strategic objectives. Since these objectives change over time and across administrations, so too must the Agency’s RAS.

Humentum Comments on USAID’s Policy Framework

Humentum appreciates the opportunity to submit these comments in response to USAID’s draft Policy Framework.

Advocacy Advisor – July 2022

Operationalizing locally-led development: The sector waits for USAID to issue its long-promised plans. Check out this quarter’s Advocacy Advisor for the latest updates.