Privacy Policy
Thank you for visiting Your privacy and security are very important to us. This page explains how will handle the information that we learn about you from your visit to our website. The information we receive depends upon your actions while visiting our site. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the staff of are committed to protecting individual privacy and securing the personal information made available to us when you visit our site or our pages hosted by other sites (such as our official profiles on social networking sites). This Privacy Policy describes what information is made available to USAID and how that information is used and retained.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you visit our site to read or download information, such as resources in the library or information about registered organizations, we may store some or all of the following:

  • the IP address from which you accessed our site
  • the date and time
  • the URL of the website from which you linked to our site
  • the name of the file or words you searched for
  • the pages you visited on our site
  • the items clicked on a page
  • the browser and operating system used
  • Other anonymous sites statistical data

This type of user data information gathered is used for site management, including analyzing site traffic, improving our site, for other administrative purposes, and, in the case of suspected unauthorized activity, for law enforcement and possible criminal prosecution.

In addition, might collect personally identifiable information you voluntarily provide at various points through the Site.  For example, if you identify yourself by creating a profile.  If you choose to provide us with information, we may use that information to contact you, respond to your message, or provide you the information or services you requested.

You should be aware that you are providing us with personally identifying information when you send us an email (for example, asking us a question), register yourself or your organization, sign up for our newsletter, use our website to take the pre-engagement assessment, submit a request to be featured on the directory, or engage with any of the other activities on this site. We collect this information to respond to your question, comment or suggestion and to authenticate your identity while you are on sections of the website that require you to register or log in. We will never ask for your social security numbers, date or place of birth. In certain instances, your comment or suggestion may be forwarded to other U.S. government agencies or departments if they are in a better position to respond to your message.

Our newsletters are sent using third-party email distribution systems. In these cases, the email privacy policy will be available to you at the time you sign up for the newsletter. A link will be provided at the bottom of each newsletter with instructions on how to unsubscribe.

In certain instances, such as blog comments or the Partner Directory, the information you provide may be visible to the public. Please do not share any personal information that you do not want made available to the public. WorkwithUSAID is not responsible for how other participants may use your information,

We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information to us. We maintain the information we collect in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, where applicable.

When you voluntarily submit information, it constitutes your consent to the use of the information for the purpose stated. When you click the “Submit” button on any of the Web forms found on our sites, you are indicating your voluntary consent to the use of the information you submit, for the stated purpose.


Cookies are tokens of information, such as preferences and passwords, that some web servers collect from you when you access them. That data is stored on your hard drive—not on the website’s server. Whenever you visit a cookie site that uses cookies, the server looks for its cookie on your hard drive and, if found, reads the information stored there. Cookies generally are stored in your browser’s directory or folder in a file named cookie.txt. uses single-session cookies to serve technical purposes, like providing seamless navigation through our site. also uses multi-session cookies to help us understand how people use the site, and how we can make it better. Traffic statistics are collected anonymously and aggregated, and no information is traceable to any specific individual. We take the safeguarding of any personally identifying information very seriously. Any information collected using “cookies” will be used only in connection with the administration of your profile and any activities linked to it on We will not share any information associated with this cookie with parties not connected with the administration of this website.

Cookies-Tier 1 (single session), Tier 2 (multi-session without PII), and Tier 3 (multi-session with PII) -are used on in compliance with OMB Memorandum 10-22, Guidance for Online Use of Web Measurement and Customization Technologies (PDF)

Cookies may also be set by the following third-party providers on

Google Analytics: A tier 2 cookie sets when the page is loaded - used to improve web metrics capabilities.

Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the gathering, collection, and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects from which website a data subject has come, in this case, to’s website (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed, and/or how often and the duration a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and for the analysis of content viewed on the website.

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google might transfer the personal information collected via this technical procedure to third parties.

As IP anonymization is activated on our website, your IP address will be sent and shortened by a Google server within the United States.  In some cases, your IP address will be shorted by Google in Member States of the European Union or other states in agreement with the European Economic Area. On behalf of the operator of the website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity, and to provide further services related to website and internet use to us. The IP address transferred through your browser to Google Analytics will not be combined with other data held by Google.

In addition, this website uses the Analytics feature UserID to track interaction data. This User ID will be additionally anonymized and encrypted and will not be linked with other data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible.

In addition, you may prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: 

This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about website visits may be transmitted to Google Analytics.

In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Further information and Google‘s applicable privacy regulations can be found at and The following link provides a further explanation of Google Analytics

YouTube: A tier 2 cookie sets when the video is played - used to maintain the integrity of video statistics

Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information. You can remove or block cookies by changing the settings of your browser

If you want to avoid such cookies, we encourage you to set your browser to notify you when cookies are being set and allow you to reject them. Your system’s help files will explain how to do this.

Security Notice

For site security purposes, and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system uses software to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload information, change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information to us by registering on the website or contacting us directly (for example, sending us an email or chat).

If monitoring reveals evidence of possible criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to law enforcement personnel.

General Disclaimer

Information presented on this website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied freely unless identified as being subject to copyright protection. In return, we request only that be cited as the source of any information, photos, and images copied from this site and that any photo credits or bylines be similarly credited to the photographer or author.

While we make every effort to provide accurate and complete information, some information may change between site updates. Substantive changes may be noted when content is updated.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The documents posted on this website may contain hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links and pointers are provided for visitors’ convenience. When users select a link to an outside website, they are leaving and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website. The managers of this site:

  • Do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of the information contained on a linked website;
  • Cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website;
  • Are not responsible for transmissions users receive from linked websites;
  • Do not guarantee that outside websites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act.

Further, the inclusion of links or pointers to websites other than a USAID-managed website is not intended to endorse or favor any views expressed, or commercial products or services offered on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites.

Reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the site’s visitors and does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or USAID.

The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Government or USAID and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

We strongly recommend that you review the policies of any outside websites you visit from this site, since you will be subject to the privacy and security policies of those other sites, once you leave

Disclaimer of Liability

Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information. However, with the thousands of documents available, often uploaded within short deadlines, we cannot guarantee that there will be no errors. We make no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this website and expressly disclaim liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this website.

With respect to the content of this site, neither the United States Government, nor USAID, nor their employees and contractors make any warranty, expressed or implied or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, and the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to content available from this USAID website or other Internet resources linked from it. 

Additionally, neither the U.S. Government nor USAID assumes any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed herein, nor freedom from computer virus; and do not represent that use of such information, product, or process would not infringe on privately owned rights.

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on this website is strictly prohibited and is subject to prosecution under Title 18 U.S.C., Sections 1001 and 1030). [See Security Notice.]

Site Management

The content and technology behind are managed by a team of The Kaizen Company staff. The Partnerships Incubator team manages the overall information content, design, and organization of this website and coordinates the release of USAID information on this site with agency officials. While the team seeks to deliver this information in a timely fashion, it cannot be held responsible for any consequences resulting from the delayed posting of information on the site.


We are committed to providing access to all individuals seeking information on To provide this information, this site has been built to comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (as amended). Section 508 requires that all individuals with disabilities (whether federal employees or members of the general public) have access to and use of information and data, comparable to that provided to individuals without disabilities unless an undue burden would be imposed on us. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, Braille reader, etc.) and have trouble accessing any information on this site, please contact us with the nature of the problem, the URL (web address) of the information you tried to access, and your contact information. We will contact you as soon as possible, and do what we can to provide you with the information you need.

Accessing Documents in Different File Formats

Some documents on are in Portable Document Format (PDF), so you can view publications in their original format regardless of the type of computer, browser, or operating system you use to access the Internet. In order to view, navigate through, and print PDF documents, you must first download the free Acrobat Reader software. For best results, you should install version 10.x or later. Visit the Adobe Reader Help and Support page for troubleshooting tips. If you use a screen reader, you may want to visit Adobe's Reader accessibility page, which has a user's guide for accessing PDF documents with assistive technology.

With Whom We Share Your Information does not sell, rent, or share your information with third parties that use such information for commercial purposes.  We might provide your information to USAID or to other U.S. government agencies or departments for monitoring and evaluation purposes.  We might provide your information to authorized third parties required to deliver a particular service to you (e.g., email service provider sending our newsletter to you). These third parties may not use said personal information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for us.

Interaction with Children is committed to the protection of children’s online privacy. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) governs information gathered online from or about children under the age of 13. Verifiable consent from a child’s parent or guardian is required before collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from a child under age 13. If intends to collect information about children under 13 years old, COPPA-required information and instructions will be provided by the specific web page that collects information about the child. The web page will specify exactly what the information will be used for, who will see it, and how long it will be kept.

Notification of Changes

Periodically we may make changes to this Policy. You are responsible for periodically checking our website for changes to this Privacy Policy. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. When significant changes are made to the policy which will directly impact how personal information is collected or used, will notify you by additional means, where possible, such as posting a notice on the Site or some other prominent mechanism.

Information You Give Us

If you choose to contact us with personal information through our website, we use that information to respond to your message and to help provide the information requested. We do not collect personal information for any purpose other than to respond to you. We only share information with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law. Moreover, we do not create individual profiles with your personal information or provide it to any entity outside of the organizations managing the website.

How Information is Used

If you choose to provide us with information, we may use that information to contact you, respond to your message, or provide you the information or services you requested. In order to serve you better, we may analyze multiple sources of data you have provided (for example, to look up whether you previously contacted USAID about the same topic so that we do not send you a duplicative response). We may also use messages or comments collected through or official social media pages for our own purposes, such as to improve our websites.


Electronically submitted information is maintained and destroyed according to the principles of the Federal Records Act and Freedom of Information Act and the regulations and records schedules approved by the National Archives and Records Administration.

Email Subscriptions

In order to manage email subscription lists, we use a third-party provider, Mailchimp, to retain the names and email addresses of our email subscribers and other information they may have shared with us such as job title and organization. We also keep automatically generated email data used to improve our email communications, which may include: 

  •  The recipient’s email client
  •  Whether the email was opened
  •  If a link in the message was clicked
  •  Whether an email was delivered
  •  If the email was forwarded

If, at any time, you wish to stop receiving our messages, simply click on the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of each email message. For more information, view Mailchimp’s privacy notice.

Third-Party Websites

USAID and the team maintain official pages or accounts on some third-party websites such as Facebook and Twitter to better engage with our online audience. Your activity on those sites is governed by the third-party website’s security and privacy policies. Users of third-party sites often share information with the general public, user community, and/or the third-party operating the site and should review the privacy policies of those sites before using them. You should also adjust privacy settings on your account on any third-party site to match your preferences.

To improve the quality of our services, we may integrate measurement tools for basic analysis of activity on third-party sites (such as likes and retweets) and do not collect personally identifiable information.

Privacy Policy Contact Information

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