U.S.A: New USAID procurement strategy targets increased work with religious groups

18 Jul 19: The U.S. Agency for International Development’s new procurement strategy will help facilitate work with faith-based organizations in conflict and fragile settings, the agency’s Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick said Wednesday. USAID’s New Partnerships Initiative “is designed to lower the barriers to be eligible to receive our funding,” she said. “I don’t mean only faith-based organizations, of course, as a federal agency, our job is to find whoever is best qualified to get the job done. But it’s no secret that very often faith-based groups best fit that description.”