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.

August 5, 2020

New Global Health award builds local capacity with new partners 

Under its New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) Annual Program Statement (APS), USAID’s Bureau for Global Health awarded a five-year $58.9 million cooperative agreement to Palladium Group, a business strategy firm that works on social and economic development projects around the world. As the prime partner for NPI EXPAND: New Partners for Better Health, Palladium will provide capacity building and mentoring to new and underutilized partners in multiple countries; these partners will collectively receive 60 percent of the award.

July 21, 2020

Wondering what are APS, BAA, and CDCS?
These are just a few of the special ingredients we used in our Acronym Soup.

July 6, 2020

Fresh Tomatoes on the Front Lines of War
USAID helps boost entrepreneurs in Ukraine

Marianna Neshcheret is president of the Ovochi Stanychnykiv Vegetable Cooperative in Stanytsia Luhanska in eastern Ukraine. She lives and works just three kilometers from the demarcation line between areas held by Ukraine government forces and the so-called DNR and LNR forces.

July 6, 2020
Building Economic Resilience in the Eye of Ukraine’s Storm
With the right partner support, a vegetable collective thrives.

Development work in Ukraine’s eastern provinces requires maneuvering through a conflict area, traveling long distances to and from Kyiv, the country’s capital city, and, now, surviving a pandemic.

June 24, 2020

The Right to Know in Bangladesh: ‘They Now Call Me “Madame”’

Laura Neuman, a director at The Carter Center, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization working in more than 80 countries, tells the story of a Bangladeshi woman who told her father that she was meeting with Dhaka officials in an effort to get street lights in her neighborhood.