USAID has awarded a prime contract to ECODIT for the Strengthening Tenure and Resource Rights II (STARR II) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract.  The STARR II IDIQ allows for the provision of technical assistance to USAID’s Office of Land and Urban (LU) in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3). These services will support LU to improve land and resource governance and strengthen property rights for all members of society, especially women.

The STARR II IDIQ has a five-year ordering period and an aggregate maximum value of $650 million, shared among a total of four large business and three small business awardees, one of which is ECODIT. Projects under the contract will take place worldwide and focus on the following four technical areas: (1) Securing Resource Rights and Improving Resource Governance; (2) Evidence and Learning; (3) Training; and (4) Knowledge Management and Communications.

“Strong and secure land and resource governance is a necessary precondition of inclusive and sustainable economic growth,” said ECODIT President Joseph Karam. “These issues are at the heart of our work and we are excited to be collaborating with the LU Office to achieve development objectives worldwide.” 

ECODIT is a trusted USAID partner with 25 years of experience working with governments, businesses, and local communities to advance environmentally- and socially-responsible development around the world. With this new award, ECODIT now holds seven prime IDIQ contracts with USAID in the energy, water, environment and governance sectors.