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Members Only

USAID Policy Listening Session with Implementing Partners: Economic Growth and Trade

March 28, 2024
9:30am - 11:00am
Event Type
Members Only (Virtual)
Online, via Zoom

USAID is seeking early input from the SID-US international development community, as it develops evidence to inform an update and merging of the 2021 Economic Growth Policy and the 2016 Trade Capacity Building Policy, in alignment with the USAID Policy Framework. This event is being organized during the Evidence Gathering Phase—earlier in the policy development process than usual, so please note that USAID will, as is its standard practice, issue an official draft policy for formal comment later this summer when everyone will have another opportunity to provide feedback.

Purpose of the policy upgrade: Since the 2021 Economic Growth Policy was issued, the global context has changed and become more complex, with compounding risks that imperil development progress, undermine democracy, and threaten stability. The updated Policy will enable the Agency to better leverage resources to promote sustainable, inclusive, and digital growth through partnerships, collective action, private sector engagement, evidence, and locally led development. The updated Policy will align Agency efforts associated with economic growth and job creation, economic resilience, and trade with key elements of the USAID Policy Framework, including investing in USAID’s enduring effectiveness, addressing pervasive barriers to inclusive growth and equitable opportunity, and addressing the climate crisis.

  • This will be an interactive session with facilitated small breakout groups. 
  • No need to review anything in advance.
  • We encourage all SID-US members working in diverse sector areas of international development to participate.
  • There will be a chance to provide feedback on the updated policy later this year.

Please note, this is a SID-US Member Only event with limited space. Not a SID-US member? Find more information here or email us at [email protected]

Registration will close at 3 PM ET on March 27, 2024. If you have trouble registering, please email [email protected]. Meeting details will be sent to all registered participants shortly thereafter.