Standards Alliance Phase II

About Us

Economic Development
to Achieve Quality

The Standards Alliance: Phase 2 includes collaboration with U.S. private sector partners, U.S. government experts, and USAID eligible countries over a five-year period (2019-2024). 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. Ultimately, better adoption and implementation of international standards will improve the quality and safety of goods on a global scale.

The Standards Alliance: Phase 2 work plan includes in-country training and capacity building workshops, longer term mentoring, study tours, and other activities that 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 conducts activities in the Latin America, Middle East, Africa, and Indo-Pacific regions.

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Phase 2: Overall Program Management

Leslie McDermott

Senior Director, International Development

Latin America/Caribbean America/Caribbean

Jessica Roop

Senior Manager, International Development

Middle East/North Africa Middle East/North Africa

Sharon Okello

Program Manager, International Development