USAID Launches Incubator for the New Partnerships Initiative to Diversify and Strengthen Local Partners

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For Immediate Release

Friday, October 11, 2019
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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the launch of the New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) Incubator, which will help expand and strengthen how USAID works with new and underutilized partners.

The NPI Incubator will develop resources and training for local and underutilized groups, including faith-based, community, and civil-society organizations, so they can successfully compete for USAID contracts, agreements, and grants. The NPI Incubator will provide a self-assessment tool for new and underutilized organizations to better understand context-specific barriers that prevent them from working with USAID. The Incubator, which will be implemented by The Kaizen Company, will serve as a global service hub, providing resources for organizations to overcome barriers and implement effective programs.

Collaborating with promising new local, U.S., and international partners, as well as current partners that the Agency has historically underutilized, helps catalyze innovations that enable governments, civil society, and the private sector in the countries in which we work to plan, fund, and manage their own development. This includes indigenous local entities and other locally established partners that can channel resources to advance the Journey to Self-Reliance.

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