The Compliance and Capacity Support for Diverse Partnerships (CCSDP) is an IDIQ contract with USAID’s Local, Faith, and Transformative Partnerships (LFT Hub) within the Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI). Under CCSDP, EI and our global consortium, including ARGO Civil Society Development Association, Catholic Relief Services, Deloitte, Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano, LINC, Network for Empowered Aid Response, and West Africa Civil Society Institute, will use inclusive, evidence-informed approaches to strengthen the capacities of individuals, organizations, and networks to deliver locally led solutions.
CCSDP provides the unique opportunity and significant responsibility to advance USAID’s ambitious localization priorities by ensuring that new, nontraditional, local partners and governments have the capabilities and resources to serve as prime partners for USAID programming, along with ensuring that USAID is effectively equipped to reduce associated risks. In 2021 USAID Administrator Samantha Power committed the Agency to ambitious new targets to provide direct funding to local partners and put local actors in the lead of development programming, reinforced through new Agency policies around procurement, risk, inclusive development, and localization and through the allocation of significant resources.
The current challenge is to extend support for locally led development to new Missions and USAID staff and to local actors, organizations, and systems, either as direct award recipients or by contributing their knowledge, expertise, and influence. To do this, we will catalyze long-term technical capacity strengthening by facilitating strengths-based, co-created capacity strengthening pathways for individuals, organizations, and networks; provide compliance services that right-size support to local organizations; and strengthen systems by working with stakeholders to create sustainable solutions.