Standards Alliance phase 2 coming soon!

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The Standards Alliance Phase 2 (SA2) is a public-private partnership between U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). SA2 will build upon the success of Phase 1 to support the capacity of developing countries in the areas of legal and regulatory framework, standards development, conformity assessment procedures, and private sector engagement.

The second phase of the Standards Alliance will involve collaboration with U.S. private sector partners, U.S. government experts, and USAID eligible countries and regions over a five-year period. These include Latin America, Middle East, North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, and Indo-Pacific regions.

A key goal of Phase 2 is to help increase the capacity of developing countries to implement accepted international best practices to reduce instances of poor quality and unsafe products, services, and infrastructure. Project activities will help developing countries prevent and remove non-tariff barriers, and stimulate economic growth, while also preserving and expanding markets for U.S. businesses.

The Standards Alliance Phase 2 program will seek to create:

  • New avenues for bilateral partnership
  • Pursue inclusive approaches to support gender balance and responsiveness, mainly in fields related to science, technology and innovation.

For more information, contact standardsalliance@ansi.org

More program information will be coming soon. In the meantime, visit https://standardsalliance.ansi.org to learn more about past Standards Alliance activities.