Innovative Health Practices
Agency for International Development
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 creating, piloting, and scaling innovative research and development interventions utilizing innovative health practices to help reduce disease and mortality rates worldwide. USAID invites organizations and companies to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) and participate in generating novel tools and approaches that accelerate and sustain improved health outcomes in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs).
The intent of the BAA is to allow co-creation and co-design to the maximum extent to create high quality, effective partnerships with great efficiency in time and resources. USAID is seeking new applications of research & development, science, partnerships, and innovative practices in global health that provide the best value to the Government. USAID will invite selected for-profit and non-profit, public and private organizations, as detailed below, to co-create innovative research and development (R&D) solutions to the Problem and Challenge Statements stated in this BAA, including those organizations that have ideas, expertise, resources, and/or funding to add to potential solutions. In particular, this BAA welcomes co-creation from local partners based in LMICs, including the private sector, faith-based organizations, and other non-traditional USAID partners, to increase the presence and voices of local populations in solving their own health challenges.
The intent of the BAA is to enable and encourage co-creation and co-design in order to generate high quality ideas and effective partnerships with improved efficiency in time and resources. Other types of collaboration can also include co-investing:
Co-Investing: USAID wants to align goals with the partners under this BAA, to facilitate shared responsibility, shared risk, and shared resourcing. Shared resourcing requires that cash and other resources, both tangible and intangible, such as in-kind contributions, expertise, intellectual property, brand value, high-value coordination, and access to key people, places, and information, are directed towards reaching the solution to the Problem/Challenge. Co-investing does not require equal shared resources (such as 1:1 leverage), but rather resource contributions that are appropriate to the specific project’s objectives, considering the comparative advantages brought by the participation of each party.