Millennium Challenge Corporation BPA
IDG holds a Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) BPA that supports the agency's charter to help lead the fight against global poverty. Our BPA with MCC is being used to support MCC's Department of Policy and Evaluation (DPE) and the Department of Compact Operations (DCO). In our initial Call Order under this BPA, we supprot the Government of Tunisia in improving the domains of Governance, Labor Policy, and Tax Reform.
Public Financial Management (PFM)
Global Business Trade and Investment (GBTI II)
IDG and its team of 10 partner firms was awarded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) a contract to provide over a period of five years technical services to support USAID programs in rebuilding, developing and transforming countries. The services provided by the IDG Consortium cover the broad range of skills and experiences needed to help promote and sustain economic growth through entrepreneurial development, business formation, commercial law reform, expanded and more open trade, and increased investment, both local and foreign. The members of the IDG Consortium are: The Aries Group Ltd., JE Austin, Boston Institute for Developing Economies, Carson Associates, Crimson Capital, Dalberg Global Development Group, GBRW, IOS Partners, Parker Whitfield and TCG International. Under GBTI II, IDG has implemented the USAID/Azerbaijan Competitiveness and Trade (ACT) Project; the USAID/Lebanon Tripoli Special Economic Zone Project; the Liberia Economic Corridors Project; and the Tunisia ICT Competitiveness Project.
CAR Macroeconomic Foundations for Growth IQC
IDG is a member of the Pragma Corporation Consortium, providing services in economic growth, competitiveness and workforce development. This IQC focuses on macroeconmic reform, improvement of the business environment and public sector capacity, and trade facilitation, in the countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan.
MACRO II: Macroeconomic Policy, Poverty Alleviation, and Economic Institutions and Analysis
MACRO II sought to advance USAID's goals by working to deliver the following outputs:
- Core research on priority technical, policy, and strategy issues, and applied research to meet specific, contextually defined requirements of countries, regions, or sub-regions.
- Information dissemination through seminars, workshops, conferences, and working papers, and other means.
- Customized strategic and tactical development approaches.
- Technical advice and implementation support to USAID regional bureaus, field missions, and host country officials on all aspects of relevant macroeconomic and sectoral policies.
- Training of USAID and host-country decision makers and technical personnel in the design and implementation of economic policy and institutional reforms.
- Long-term, in-country coordination and management of field activities under the SEGIR mechanism.
Private Sector Program
IDG participated in a consortium led by The Futures Group International. The Private Sector Program (PSP) focused on increasing sustainable provision and use of quality reproductive health and voluntary family planning (RH/FP) and other key health products and services through the private, and particularly commercial, sector. This procurement served as the flagship for RH/FP in the private sector. Through this mechanism, also many other health products and services were promoted and provided, including oral rehydration salts (ORS); water purification kits; insecticide treated nets (ITNs); basic drugs and/or syringes; micro-nutrients and fortified foods; promotion of breastfeeding; and HIV treatment and care services including voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) and anti-retroviral therapy (ARVs). IDG offered design and application of franchising concepts in support of this program, as an approach to transferring technology and rolling out best practices to large numbers of health clinics and other providers.
IDG participated in a consortium led by DPK Consulting. This IQC provided technical assistance in the area of international anticorruption. By supporting efforts by host government institutions, civil society organizations (including media, youth, labor union and faith-based organizations) and the private sector, this IQC sought to promote greater transparency, accountability and broader participation in the development process. Governmental integrity support activities under this contract encompassed the following functional areas: 1) public financial, administrative, regulatory and personnel controls that promote transparency and accountability; 2) civil society participation in advocating for governmental integrity; and 3) promoting synergies between anti-corruption promotion and other sectoral/sub-sectoral areas, e.g. promoting greater transparency in other sectors, such as health and education, or in other areas of democracy promotion, such as rule of law or decentralization. Under this contract, IDG offered audit, accounting, and other services to ensure financial transparency.
Accelerated Microenterprise Advancement Project
As part of a team headed by IBM Consulting, IDG participated in the Microfinance Component of the Accelerated Microenterprise Advancement Project (AMAP) IQC. AMAP was designed to help USAID's Missions and Washington office establish, deepen, or expand their microenterprise development activities. AMAP allowed for the procurement of timely, effective technical assistance, training, and financial and evaluation services to facilitate the design, implementation, evaluation, and coordination of creative, cutting-edge microfinance and business development services in all areas of the developing world. The Microfinance Component focused on assisting in the delivery of financial services (including savings and credit) to low-income, underserved populations, and facilitating the development of local organizations serving the microenterprise community.
Omnibus II Privatization IQC
IDG led a consortium of organizations in this five-year $15M IQC. IDG provided technical services through four task orders issued in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia. The focus of these services was SME development.