Lessons from Civil Society and Operational NGOs: Encouraging Closer Collaboration and More Effective Partnerships with USAID

As global needs continue to grow, the U.S.-based NGO community seeks closer collaboration with USAID.  This paper highlights methods and opportunities that USAID and the InterAction community can utilize to increase effectiveness and the global reach of U.S. foreign assistance.  The NGO community has resources, experience, and historic relationships and closer ties between the community and USAID can leverage scarce resources to the benefit of helping more people across the globe.