March seems to be coming in like a lion, but there is little indication that it will change into a lamb any time soon as PSC and CIDC will be fully engaged with both the White House and federal agencies on both the FY24 proposed budget and its potential impact on our members. PSC’s President & CEO called on Congress and the Biden Administration to work together expeditiously and avoid another series of Continuing Resolutions.
Speaking of continuing, this week we will continue our conversations started in January with USAID’s Assistant Administrator for Europe & Eurasia, Erin McKee at our monthly CIDC meeting here at PSC. Immediately following that, we will hold another Procurement Task Force meeting with USAID’s Industry Liaison Matthew Johnson joining us virtually. Finally, CIDC’s General Counsel Working Group will meet virtually March 22nd from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET.
Below you will see a recap of the March 9 Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Localization to which PSC submitted written testimony. Don’t forget to register for our April 25 CIDC on the Hill event.
Our “From the Field” stories this month highlight the vital healthcare work Crown Agents is providing in South Sudan. Social Impact details its Monitoring and Evaluation workshops in Vietnam as part of the USAID Learn activity. Please contact me to help us get the word out about the great work CIDC members are doing to make the world a better place.
Vice President, International Development Affairs
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