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.

November 30, 2020

Catholic University of Erbil Helps Survivors of ISIS Rebuild
USAID’s New Partnerships Initiative Celebrates First Completed Award

Just over a year ago, the Catholic University of Erbil (CUE) set out to help people from northern Iraq’s many different minority religious and ethnic groups––particularly those targeted for genocide by ISIS––reintegrate within their communities and begin the process of restoring the once-rich tapestry of millennia-old cultures that make the area unique

October 26, 2020

USAID Branding Bakery
A goal of the New Partnerships Initiative is to help partners prepare for partnership success.

October 15, 2020

Co-Creation Decoded: A Closer Look at an NPI Approach
USAID has made the use of co-creation across the procurement cycle an Agency Priority Goal—and it is central to how USAID engages with new partners under the New Partnerships Initiative. 

September 30, 2020

One Year After NPI’s First Awards: The Impact of Hope in Iraq
After ISIS was defeated in northern Iraq, USAID committed to helping people of the region recover from the heartbreaking genocidal violence that had taken place. And they had to move quickly because of the acute need on the ground.

August 25, 2020

Co-Creating Cyber Solutions in Ukraine: The Hunger Games
In one of the more challenging issues facing Ukraine—cybersecurity—the process of coming up with a collaborative strategy felt like a scene from the movie The Hunger Games.