October Updates from the Council of International Development Companies


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October 20, 2022

We are now less than four weeks away from our tenth annual , the afternoon of Monday, November 14 at the Georgetown Marriott in Washington, DC. Thanks to the excellent input from our membership, PSC is finalizing an incredible agenda of senior USG speakers and panels – as well as plenty of in-person networking opportunities. Don’t miss out on Early Bird ticketing, which ends 5 p.m. on Oct. 27. See the full agenda  and register . Thanks again to the incredible support from all our sponsors to date. Contact  for available sponsorship opportunities.


One of the panels we are planning for will address the administration’s implementation of DEIA policies as part of US foreign assistance programmatic activities. Speaking of DEIA, many thanks to the two dozen CIDC members who jumped at the opportunity to participate in USAID’s first career expo with Hispanic Serving Institutions – this one at Florida International University. While AID only had time to hear from four of our members, there are three other such outreach events planned for Spring 2023, and PSC will work to ensure others are included in those presentations.


Please note that we will be having our October monthly member meeting at a different time and date from our traditional noon, third-Thursday as CIDC welcomes USAID’s recently confirmed Assistant Administrator for Global Health, Dr. Atul Gawande on October 27; 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET


Finally, our “From the Field” stories this month highlight  and their work in the Philippines to counter online sexual exploitation of children and  and their efforts in South Africa to help local partners combatting TB and HIV dramatically ramp up their staffing. Please contact me to help us get the word out about the great work CIDC members are doing to make the world a better place.


Vice President, International Development Affairs


Next Up


Thursday, October 27; from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. ET



Dr. Atul Gawande

Assistant Administrator

Global Health




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From the Field

Panagora Group: Supporting USAID’s HIV Care and Treatment Program through Local Partner Development in South Africa

By Johanna Theunissen


In 2019, USAID requested that we provide additional support to one of its local South African partners,  (Anova), which needed to rapidly scale its program and workforce for a new USAID award. In just a few months, they had to expand from 850 staff supporting three districts, to 4,000+ staff supporting five districts across three provinces. Panagora was tasked with supporting Anova to meet immediate technical needs to achieve service delivery targets, while also addressing its organizational development needs for rapid and sustainable growth.

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Social Impact: Combatting Online Sexual Exploitation of Children in the Philippines

By Paige Mason and Justin Archangel


To assist the government of the Philippines in targeting its countertrafficking programming, Social Impact led a baseline study which identified gaps in case data collection, investigator coordination, and child trauma reduction measures. SI also assessed the extent to which CPC objectives were met and whether there were any observed changes in OSEC and child labor trafficking case handling. Both studies consisted of extensive desk review and secondary data analysis, along with key informant interviews and an online survey with actors fighting these crimes on the frontlines, such as law enforcement, social workers, prosecutors, and judges.

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PSC Matters

PSC Submits Comments on OASIS+ and PLAs.

Thanks to robust and detailed comments from our members, PSC ensured that your concerns and comments were included in recent calls by the USG for input on key issues impacting the contracting community. On October 12, PSC submitted comments to the General Services Administration's Office of Professional Services and Human Capital regarding its . On October 18, comments were submitted on the 

USAID Matters

UAID issued a  amending its grant regulations to remove a prohibition on for-profit entities from adding program income to a Federal award. This change allows any USAID assistance recipient—whether nonprofit or for-profit—to add program income earned by the recipient to the Federal award. This will align USAID’s approach to program income with other Federal agencies. The effective date is November 3, 2022

White House Matters

National Security Strategy

On October 18, the White House released its National Security Strategy. The Department of State’s new bureau for cyberspace and digital policy and special envoy for critical and emerging technologies along with USAID’s localization efforts are mentioned. You can read the full report .

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