USAID ADS Chapter 220
Use and Strengthening of Reliable Partner Government Systems for Implementation of Direct Assistance
This chapter specifies the policies and procedures to be followed when designing, negotiating, and implementing direct funding agreements to partner governments (Government to Government (G2G) assistance). A Mission’s decision to use G2G agreements will result from both strategic planning and project design processes that consider the best means to invest USAID resources and achieve a clearly stated development purpose, taking into consideration a rigorous risk assessment and risk mitigation process. Use of G2G agreements is encouraged as a necessary element of sustaining development results beyond USAID funding. This chapter is meant to complement ADS 201, Program Cycle Operational Policy by expanding the description of Agency risk management practices that apply to G2G assistance and the mechanisms that are available for financing G2G assistance.