Event: USAID Business Forecast and Partner Update Webinar

See note below from USAID


Dear Partners,

On Tuesday, March 23 at 8:30am ET, we will host our FY 2023 Second Quarter Business Forecast and Partner Update webinar. You can click here to register

Submitting Business Forecast Questions
In advance of the event, we invite organizations to send questions specifically related to opportunities on the Business Forecast. Please see below instructions for submitting questions:

  1. You can submit using the following Google Form: USAID Business Forecast Submission Form (You may submit more than one). OR
  2. Send questions in email using this Excel template to BusinessForecast@usaid.gov.

Please be sure to label each question with the project name as indicated on the Business Forecast, as well as the Country/Mission/Bureau/Operating Unit, as applicable.

Please send all questions to BusinessForecast@usaid.gov by no later than close of business on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. 

Following the webinar, we will post responses to all of the Business Forecast-related questions on USAID.gov, along with a transcript and recording of the event.

If you have not participated in one of USAID’s Business Forecast calls, you can access previous recordings and transcripts here.

We look forward to answering your questions and speaking with you in a few weeks.

USAID Industry Liaison Team


Greening Trade for Development

It’s easy to see how international trade contributes to climate change. The ships, trucks, andtrade_hero.jpg planes that move goods around the world contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. And the production of goods that are traded internationally – from foods like wheat and corn to goods like steel and cement – are also sources of emissions. All told, a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions have been linked to global trade flows. 

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Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Energy Efficiency – and Learning from One’s Peers

China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Pakistan, and Vietnam are critical for global climate action. Why? Among other reasons, because three-fourths of all new coal-fired power plants to begin operations before 2020 globally will be in these six Asian countries. Fostering more energy efficiency will be imperative in the countries’ efforts to adopt a low carbon energy path.

One initiative that supports efforts to scale up energy efficiency and clean energy – and lower greenhouse gas emissions – in these six countries is the Energy Transition in Asia program managed by the Energy and Extractives Global Practice.

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eC2: Roadmap and action plan for implementation of the market based instrument for greenhouse gas reduction for the micro, small, and medium enterprises sector in India

Deadline: 04-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)GAS

The assignment includes, but not least, scoping of the MSME sector, identifying suitable MBI(s) and recommends an optimum policy package, roadmap and action plan for implementation, and proposing critical design elements of MBI(s). In the assessment, the Consultant needs to take into consideration various elements on the sectors, such as emissions profile, contribution to India’s NDC, existing policies, mitigation options, incentive structures, and suitability to national circumstances. The proposed MBI should be based on the work of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)’s SME program and potential links and design convergence with the Perform Achieve and Trade scheme should be explored while reviewing policy and design options.

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