The Digital Frontiers project is issuing an expression of interest (EOI) to support the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Promoting American Approaches to ICT Regulatory Policy (ProICT) activity.

Digital Frontiers seeks to identify qualified firms and/or consultants, including attorneys, policy researchers, and network and spectrum engineering experts with expertise in one or more of the following areas: analyzing, developing, and implementing ICT policy, telecommunications regulation, infrastructure policy, mobile and wireless spectrum management, internet governance, digital trade, and financial services regulation.

Selected firms or consultants will provide policy advisory services to developing country governments in consultation with USAID and relevant U.S. government agencies. Experts will directly assist developing country governments to implement important ICT public policy approaches in their own national settings through mid- to long-term consultations, potentially as embedded experts in regulatory agencies or ministries. These engagements will range from 6-12 months, beginning in 2021 until mid- to late 2022. Selected experts must be available to travel to the designated countries for 2-3 weeks at a time (pending travel restrictions due to COVID-19) at least quarterly throughout the period of performance.

Digital Frontiers is looking for firms or consultants that have expertise with country ICT policy laws and regulatory frameworks in the following regions:

Latin America and the Caribbean, including, but not limited to:

  • Brazil

  • Colombia

  • Dominican Republic

  • Ecuador

  • Guatemala

  • Mexico

  • Peru

Africa, including, but not limited to:

  • Ethiopia

  • Ghana

  • Guinea

  • Kenya

  • Mozambique

  • Nigeria

  • Senegal

  • South Africa

Indo-Pacific, including, but not limited to:

  • Pacific Island Countries

  • ASEAN Countries

  • South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal)

More information on the ProICT Activity can be found in the ProICT EOI.


Responses are due December 15 at 5pm ET to [email protected]. If you are interested in receiving updates and further communications regarding this EOI please email [email protected].

Digital Frontiers is a $74.4 million buy-in mechanism available to USAID Bureaus and Missions from 2017-2022. DAI implements the Digital Frontiers project, which works closely with USAID’s Global Development Lab (GDL), the Center for Digital Development (CDD), USAID Missions, the private sector, and international and local development organizations to identify successful and sustainable digital development approaches and scale their impact globally.