Agency for International Development USAID
Broad Agency Announcement for Catalyzing Private Investment
Opportunity Number: BAA-OAA-PCM-2018
This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeks opportunities to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate in the research, development, piloting, testing, and scaling of innovative, practical and cost-effective interventions to catalyze private investment in developing countries. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), invites organizations, companies, and investors to participate in bolstering investment through innovative approaches that both satisfy the return objectives of the private sector while also supporting sustainable development outcomes. The opportunity to do so will be provided through Addendums issued under this BAA.
This BAA is intended to address the challenge of how to most effectively increase private investment, in a developing country where private funds currently only flow to traditional asset classes (e.g. debt and equity in sovereign and investment grade borrowers) in order to address the gap between the amount of investment needed in the countries where USAID works, and the public sector’s ability to finance these projects. Increasing private investment will require addressing problems with supply (those with funds to invest), demand (those seeking to receive finance), and intermediation (those who match supply with demand), as well as improving the overall enabling environment.
Expression of Interest: Please submit an Expression of Interest in accordance with each Addendum issued under this BAA. Expressions of Interest are to be issued against an Addendum. No Expressions of Interest are to be submitted against this BAA. Expressions of Interest must indicate the development idea which will work towards discovering potential solutions to the need under an Addendum, by increasing knowledge and understanding of potential solutions, exploiting financial innovation or improvements in technology, materials, processes, methods, devices, or techniques, advancing the state of the art, or using investment and technical financial expertise in the design, development, testing, or evaluation of a potential new product or service (or of an improvement in an existing product or service).