Promoting Excellence in Private-Sector Engagement (PEPSE)
USAID U.S. Global Development Lab Center for Transformational Partnerships (CTP)/Private-Sector Engagement (PSE) Team
Chemonics International, FSG, Informatics Studio, and The Partnering Initiative (TPI)
August 2017 - August 2022
Private enterprise is a powerful force for improving lives, growing economies, and building communities worldwide. Today, private capital represents nearly 90 percent of financial flows into developing countries. Increasingly, the development sector seeks to accelerate impact by harnessing markets and partnering with companies. Private sector-driven development approaches tap into markets to create jobs, strengthen economies, and deliver vital products and services. When done right, we’ve seen that collaboration with the private sector can enhance the efficiency, scalability, and sustainability of critical development investments.
In December 2018, USAID announced a new Private-Sector Engagement (PSE) policy, with a mandate to dramatically expand the Agency’s collaboration with the private sector across its global development portfolio. USAID is deepening engagement with companies, investors, and diverse stakeholders to achieve more sustainable development outcomes worldwide. For USAID, this is a major Agency-wide operational and cultural transformation – one that represents a fundamental shift in the design and delivery of U.S. development and humanitarian assistance.
Resonance works at the intersection of the business and development communities. Since 2005, we have been leaders in engaging the private sector in global development, and we forge cross-sector partnerships that deliver results. Resonance leads the Promoting Excellence in Private-Sector Engagement (PEPSE) project, to help USAID’s Private-Sector Engagement Team achieve greater development impact through strategic collaboration with the private sector.
PEPSE works directly with USAID’s Missions, Bureaus, and independent offices around the world. We provide support across the following key areas:
Uncovering Partnership Opportunities and Developing PSE Strategy
Advancing PSE Training and Tools
Building and Implementing Strategic Partnerships with the Private Sector
Since 2017, PEPSE has been pivotal in leading and supporting the following PSE-oriented activities: