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U.S. Agency for International Development building, Washington, D.C. U.S. Agency for International Development building, Washington, D.C. (Source: Jer123/Shutterstock)

The procurement process used by the U.S. Agency for International Development remains biased against smaller organizations, hampering efforts by WOCCU and other small non-profits to access funds to help development abroad, CUNA has charged.

“Such organizations can provide USAID with specialized skills, organized networks and a proven track record to support USAID implementation of U.S. foreign assistance,” CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle wrote in a recent letter to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “However, these U.S. private voluntary and not-for-profit organizations tend to be smaller and more specialized; as such, they face procurement obstacles in the effort to partner with USAID.”

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