The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is issuing this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to seek participants to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate on research and development innovations to prevent and treat nutrition vulnerabilities in complex environments. This BAA and any subsequent Addenda will allow co-creation and co-design to the maximum extent to create high-quality, effective partnerships with great efficiency in time and resources. USAID will invite selected organizations to co-create research and development (R&D) solutions to the Problem and Challenge Statements, including those organizations that have ideas, expertise, resources, and/or funding to add to potential solutions.
As described in this Announcement, USAID, the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), and the Eleanor Crook Foundation (ECF), share a common interest in supporting the fight to end chronic and acute malnutrition. Each of the organizations may participate in co-creation, as described in Section III of the announcement. USAID and ECF reserve the right to fund, co-fund, or not fund a concept that is generated from the BAA process. DFID does not intend to fund concepts through this process.Please see the BAA for more details. Areas of interest should all address sustained reductions in chronic and acute malnutrition to include but not limited to:
1. How to bring proven pilots to scale in a sustainable manner.
2. Innovations to maximize impact across sectors, including health, agriculture and humanitarian assistance.
3. New approaches that nudge behaviors, use other behavioral economics approaches, or technologies to catalyze sustained positive change.
NOTE: The BAA is Open for one year from date of Issuance. However, this announcement calls for Expressions of Interest submissions due on June 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time. Questions are due May 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM ET. Please send Questions and EOI submissions to [email protected].