Stories from NPI

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As USAID continues to diversify and expand the organizations it works with through the New Partnerships Initiative, we are inspired by the stories of collaboration, innovation, and success being reported from the field.  These stories demonstrate USAID’s commitment to a new way of doing business and highlights the Agency’s ability to adapt to challenging global circumstances to continue supporting developing countries on their Journey to Self-Reliance.

January 19, 2021

3 Ways Co-Creation Can Be More Than a Meeting: Learning and building together in Morocco
Co-creation is a central approach of the New Partnerships Initiative, and USAID aims to increase the use of co-creation in all new awards––after all, the benefits of co-creation reach far beyond codesigning USAID projects. As we see in Morocco, co-creation facilitates new relationships, fosters new skills, and inspires renewed commitment to shared goals as well as pride in collective accomplishments.

January 13, 2021

How to Work with USAID Webinar – January 13, 2021
More than 800 potential and existing partners joined us for the first Work with USAID webinar of the year.

December 15, 2020

Haitian Konbit Project Builds Solid Foundations 
Driving locally led development

Building the capacity of local organizations is central to the goals of USAID’s New Partnerships Initiative. Read how one Haitian company elevated local leadership and equipped partners in Haiti with the resources and skills to be effective agents of change in their community. 

December 14, 2020

Registration Eggspectation

To work with the U.S. Government––and with USAID––all organizations must secure a DUNS identification and a CAGE code (for U.S. organizations) or NCAGE code (for non-U.S. organizations), and must register in SAM, the System for Award Management.

December 10, 2020

Proximity International: The Journey from Sub-Contractor to Prime

Through the New Partnerships Initiative, USAID aims to tap into the local connections and expertise of partners who have little to no experience working with the Agency as a prime implementer. Read how Proximity International worked to meet USAID requirements and leveraged its deep experience working in remote areas and conflict zones to eventually win two prime USAID awards.