Nine Years of the FIELD-Support LWA - An Overview
This report is an overview of the nine years of the FIELD-Support LWA. FIELD-Support was launched in November 2005 to be a versatile vehicle to contract a range of development activities. Originally consisting of nine leading development NGOs as core partners and 17 resource organizations, the FIELD-Support LWA portfolio has grown to include a range of multi-year cooperative agreements (Associate Awards), short-term field-based activities, quantitative and qualitative research studies and evaluations, and targeted country assessments and program design assignments for USAID Missions. This report reflects on FIELD-Support’s major contributions to broad-based economic development.
FIELD-Support was awarded originally to AED (now FHI 360) and its consortium of partners to advance the state-of-the-practice in microenterprise development and microfinance and assist USAID Missions and other operating units to design and implement innovative and integrated market-based approaches to sustainable economic growth with poverty reduction.