Feed the Future Policy LINK
Policy LINK (Leadership, Interactions, Networks and Knowledge) is a global Feed the Future program to advance leadership and collaboration for better policy systems. Feed the Future is America’s global hunger and food security initiative, led by USAID. Policy LINK strengthens the leadership capacity of public, private, and civil society actors and fosters collective action among them to transform policy systems. Building on the successes of Africa Lead’s near-decade of programming, Policy LINK does this through a range of core services, including: Transformative leadership training; Participatory stakeholder and network mapping to improve decision making and resource allocation; Facilitation of a common vision and actions from all parties for a mutually beneficial solution; Joint work planning at local and community levels; USAID implementing partner coordination; and, platforms for knowledge sharing and learning.
Through flexible buy-in options, Policy LINK is designed to help USAID Missions, Bureaus, and other Independent Operating Units (MBIOs) address the challenges that policy programs and multi-stakeholder initiatives often face, such as weak leadership and fractured decision-making processes, a lack of transparency and accountability, and uncoordinated policy making. The program strengthens the capacity of local actors and institutions to lead and manage the agricultural transformation process and contribute effectively and collectively to improved, broad-based food security policy and programmatic outcomes. It does this through a range of core services, including transformative leadership training, participatory stakeholder and network facilitation, joint work planning, USAID implementing partner coordination, and platforms for knowledge sharing and learning.