For Immediate Release | Wednesday, June 5, 2013 | USAID Press Office
Washington, DC— On June 3, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Devex announced the launch of the Devex Impact(link is external) Strategic Advisory Council. The Council guides the development of the Devex Impact website to increase its utility as a collaborative platform for corporations, NGOs, foundations, donors and other private sector actors working on public-private partnerships for development.
Devex Impact is a collaborative effort between Devex and USAID that brings together USAID’s leadership and expertise in building public-private partnerships for development with Devex’s unique capabilities and reach as the world’s largest development network that connects over 500,000 professionals and thousands of donors, companies, and NGOs.
Founding members of the Strategic Advisory Council include the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), The Boeing Company, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), Chevron, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), ExxonMobil, GAVI Alliance, IBM, KPMG, and Orange.
“As an Agency that specializes in public-private partnerships for development, USAID is proud to be a founding member of the Devex Impact Strategic Advisory Council,” stated USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg at the inaugural meeting of the Devex Impact Strategic Advisory Council.