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The Office of Global Partnerships (GP) is the U.S. government leader in private sector engagement. Since its inception in 2008, GP has worked with over 1,600 partners and mobilized over $1.5 billion of public and private sector resource commitments to enhance diplomacy and development outcomes. Harnessing the technology, markets, and resources of the private sector enables the Department to quickly advance U.S. foreign policy goals and objectives, while providing businesses and organizations with opportunities to create jobs, promote economic prosperity, and advance business ties and dialogues in specific regions.

In recent years, the private sector has invested $10 for every $1 of U.S. foreign assistance spent on global development. This dramatic shift in economic engagement requires the Department of State to reimagine how we approach diplomacy and development. GP embraces this new approach by serving as the direct link for the private sector to collaborate with the Department and by cultivating cross-sector relationships to advance U.S. foreign policy goals.


Thomas Debass, Managing Director, Office of Global Partnerships

U.S. Department of State

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