Bridging the Gap: Exploring Connections between Private Sector Engagement and Humanitarian Assistance


Location: Online Zoom Webinar

The intersection between private sector engagement (PSE) and humanitarian assistance (HA) is a subject of burgeoning discussions among development practitioners. To further understand this topic, USAID’s Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance funded the Pulte Institute for Global Development’s expansion of the PSE Evidence Gap Map (EGM) through the LASER PULSE Consortium. With the expansion of the EGM with documents related to HA and PSE, the EGM now offers practitioners interested in this topic an avenue to explore the most recent literature on the intersection of humanitarian and private sector interests.

Join us as we:

  1. learn about the genesis and current functionalities of the EGM;
  2. explore the findings on PSE evidence gaps in the HA literature;
  3. learn about the use of the EGM; and
  4. discuss the presentation of findings from soon-to-be published briefs.



Paul Perrin
Evidence and Learning Director, Pulte Institute for Global Development

Professor of the Practice, Keough School of Global Affairs

University of Notre Dame

Shriniwas Gautam
Evidence and Learning Associate

Pulte Institute for Global Development

University of Notre Dame

Special introductions by:
Emmanuel Nouga-Ngog
Senior Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Advisor
USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA)

William Martin
Economic Recovery and Market Systems Technical Advisor 
USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA)

Questions regarding this event can be directed to Emmanuel Nouga-Ngog ( and Jaclyn Biedronski (