To be considered for funding, proposed alliances must demonstrate good partnership principles:
- Have clearly-defined objectives agreed to by all partners.
- Mobilize significant new, non-public resources — whether money, technologies, or expertise — to address significant international development challenges.
- Operate in a country where USAID has a field office (known as a Mission) and must address one or more strategic development objectives. For proposed alliances in countries where USAID does not have a field office, applicants should consult with the regional Mission or USAID Office in Washington, D.C., responsible for that country.
- Contribute to one or more of USAID's high priority initiatives, including Feed the Future.
- Commit to achieve significant development impact directly and attributably through the alliance. Possible measures could include the number of jobs created, number of people given access to products, services, technology, etc., or amount invested by the private sector in public goods.
- Be feasible from a technical, economic, financial, and social perspective.