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A. Concept Note Development Stage
2. USAID/Mobile Solutions and mSTAR teams provide input on concept note
Once the Mission decides to use mSTAR, it works with the mSTAR AOR to develop a draft of an activity plan and initial cost range estimate
B. Activity Management Committee Convened
Activity Management Committee (AMC) members:
C. Activity Management Committee works together to develop an activity plan
5. USAID Mission/OU and mSTAR AOR share draft activity work plan with mSTAR Project Director
6. AMC reviews and approves work plan and estimated budget
D. Funds Obligated to mSTAR
H. Close-Out
G. Implementation Stage
10. Implementation begins in coordination with key stakeholders
E. Partner Identification Stage
7. FHI 360 selects partners through sub-recipient management process
F. Work Planning Stage
8. FHI 360 identifies personnel, liaises with partner(s), and coordinates with AMC (including USAID Mission/OU and mSTAR AOR) to plan a kick-off meeting

The AMC discusses the activity plan in detail, including expectations, timelines, and country context
9. AMC approves activity plan, consistent with mSTAR Activity Management Committee Roles & Responsibilities document
Close out technical, personnel, contractual, and operational management

Recommend further action and/or next steps
Phase 1:
Activity Development Process
Phase 2: Activity Implementation Process

Activity Development and Implementation Process
1. USAID Mission/Operating Unit (OU) creates concept note, then sends it to the mSTAR point of contact (the Agreement Officer's Representative, or AOR)
Scenario 1:
Competition between 25 pre-identified partners with niche skills and local partners when possible
Scenario 2:
Limited competition between at least three mSTAR partners and local partners selected by the AMC
Scenario 4:
FHI 360 manages the activity itself
3. USAID Mission/Operating Unit selects mechanism for activity
IDEA/Mobile Solutions
Illustrative Competition Scenarios:
Scenario 3:
AMC selects sole-source partners based on capabilities, experience in country, and availability (this scenario is only used under special circumstances)
Work may consist of technical assistance, training, assessments, etc.
Illustrative implementation activities include:
Mobile Solutions Implementation Support:
Partner Technical Assistance Plans
Training and Capacity Strengthening
Opportunity Assessments:
In-Country Situation Analysis
TA Implementing Selected Program Strategies
mSTAR shares lessons learned from each activity, and uses the experience to continually improve programming.
Ready to Get Started?
Follow the link below to access mSTAR documents and resources.
Example: FHI 360 performed a two-week in-country assessment, developed a program description and illustrative budget for a three-year USAID/Afghanistan Mobile Solution’s Program
Partner Technical Assistance Programs
Example: In Afghanistan, FHI 360 will be implementing the program that was developed jointly with USAID to increase access to and usage of mobile phones and related applications in order to accelerate progress towards development outcomes.

TA Implementing Selected Program Strategies
Example: FHI 360 will be working with selected partners in Bangladesh to assist in their transition from cash to electronic and mobile payments, by developing joint work plans, providing on-the-job assistance, and issuing grants to support the transition over a 1 year period.

Partner Technical Assistance Plans
Example: When using a local research firm to perform a mobile usage survey in Mozambique, FHI 360’s in country and international research specialists will train the research firm in survey best practices, and build their capacity in areas such as developing questionnaires, cleaning data, and performing analysis.

Training and Capacity Strengthening
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