USAID Public Financial Management II (PFM II) IDIQ
IDG was recently awarded the PFM II Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the follow-on contract to the original PFM contract. IDG is one of twelve companies awarded this IDIQ contract, and one of four small businesses. USAID estimates the total value of contracts implemented under this IDIQ at $475,000,000. Under PFM II IDG will provide services in the following technical areas: fiscal and monetary policy management; trade, investment, exchange rate policy, and improving business enabling environments; macroeconomic policy coordination; labor market analysis; and growth and sectoral policy analysis. For effective implementation of task orders across this range of technical sectors, IDG has partnered with several firms and organizations with expertise in various PFM II areas, including Cambridge Resources International, Inc. (CRI), Chemonics, Deloitte, Forum One, FreeBalance, ICMA, Social Impact, and the University of Kentucky.
Millennium Challenge Corporation Public Private Partnership BPA
IDG was awarded a Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) BPA that supports public private partnerships (PPPs) and improves business and regulatory processes in developing countries in order to reduce poverty levels and promote holistic economic progress. Under the PPP BPA, IDG is currently providing due diligence support in Tunisia to help MCC make effective investments in improving the business climate in the country. IDG is advising MCC on designing a Compact program in Tunisia that aims to: streamline business authorization processes, improve tax and customs processes, support take facilitation and logistics zones, and promote female entrepreneurship.
Millennium Challenge Corporation Transportation Evaluations BPA
IDG holds a Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) BPA with MCC’s Department of Policy and Evaluation (DPE) to provide Independent Economic Analysis and Evaluation Services in support of transportation projects, primarily roads, but potentially including urban transportation systems, ports, ferries, airports and any other relevant transportation related investments. Under this BPA, IDG is currently conducting rigorous evaluations of two MCC projects – a roads project in Mongolia and a roads and bridges project in Cabo Verde. IDG has also been awarded a contract to deliver similar services in Niger.
Millennium Challenge Corporation BPA to Support the Department of Policy and Evaluation (DPE) and Department of Compact Operations (DCO)
IDG holds a Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) BPA that supports the agency's charter to help lead the fight against global poverty. This BPA is being used to support MCC's Department of Policy and Evaluation (DPE) and the Department of Compact Operations (DCO). In the initial Call Order under this BPA, IDG supported the Government of Tunisia in improving the domains of governance, labor policy, and tax reform. Also under the BPA, IDG conducted due diligence of the Sri Lankan government’s land administration apparatus to help MCC streamline land sector investments in the country.
USAID Public Financial Management (PFM)
Status: Ordering period completed
IDG and its consortium were awarded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) a contract to perform Public Financial Management services worldwide. USAID estimated the total value of contracts resulting from this IQC to be $700,000,000 over five-years, with the ordering period ending in 2017. IDG was one of nine businesses awarded this IQC, and one of three small businesses. Through PFM, IDG’s consortium has provided services in macroeconomic policy, fiscal policy, public finance, public debt operations and management, monetary policy, banking and central bank operations, trade and exchange rate policy, labor markets, sector policy analysis, national income accounting, and strategic development. IDG is currently implementing its final task orders under PFM, the last of which is a long-term investment promotion project in Sri Lanka that will conclude in 2020. Under PFM, IDG also implemented:
- The Ukraine Trade Policy Project (UTPP)
- The Learning, Evaluation, and Analysis Project II (LEAP II)
- The Djibouti Workforce Assessment
- The Bangladesh Diaspora Assessment Project
- The Kenya Deepening Financial Development
- The Regional Economic Growth Evaluation (REG)
- Private and Financial Sector Advisory Services in Uganda
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.