FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA –January 13, 2017–Ernst & Young LLP and Evans Incorporated (Evans) are proud to announce they were approved to take part in the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mentor Protégé Program (MPP). The MPP program is designed to strengthen emerging businesses through agreements with well-established large business concerns. The MPP is a two-year agreement that provides Protégé firms opportunities for growth and expansion, expands subcontracting opportunities for Mentor firms, and facilitates USAID’s ability to acquire and expand their base of qualified small businesses while supporting economic development.
This unique MPP arrangement between EY and Evans provides USAID with a multifaceted and seasoned team with decades of experience supporting multilateral and bilateral development organizations and Government partners in such areas as public financial management, digital, energy and infrastructure, enterprise risk management, strategic planning, change management, and capacity building.
Ernst & Young LLP brings to USAID more than 100 years of experience providing professional advisory services for both public and private sector entities. EY advisory professionals focus on helping governments and businesses improve their performance across nearly all aspects of their operations, both at headquarters locations as well as in emerging, developing and post-conflict markets globally.
Evans offers USAID a range of capabilities and services aimed at improving aid effectiveness and delivering development solutions that endure. Evans CAARMATM Solutions blend their comprehensive suite of services, assessments and training techniques with a human-centered approach. This creates the perfect balance between the technical solution and behavioral approach required to assist their customers as they navigate complex development challenges. Broadly recognized for creating ROI – Real Operational Impact® for its clients over its 22-year history, Evans has provided its holistic, human-centered strategies and approaches, both domestically and abroad, to customers across a number of sectors, including Healthcare, Financial Services, Aviation, and International Development.
The MPP agreement between EY and Evans in the US will serve to expand opportunities for the two firms within USAID, and with other Governments and Development parties, including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank Group, and the Inter-American Development Bank.
Sue Evans, the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Evans Incorporated says, “the USAID MPP agreement between reflects EY’s commitment to supporting small businesses and pursuing mutually beneficial teaming that offer opportunities for shared success. They have invested in training for our staff at the Dartmouth Tuck School to assist in our corporate growth and they are a truly committed partner to ensuring that the MPP arrangement will not only be of major benefit to our two firms, but to USAID and other Government and International Financial Institutions as well.”
Marc Andersen, a principal and the International Government & Public Sector Leader with EY, says that “…our new relationship with Evans is a strong example of the commitment we have to serving the International Development and Diplomacy segment, as well as our commitment to engaging and growing small businesses as we work together to make a difference and build a better working world”.
The two-year MPP agreement will run through September 8, 2018.
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