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.

May 5, 2020

NPI Celebrates First Year of Innovative Development

The New Partnerships Initiative has created more avenues and opportunities for innovative ideas that advance USAID's mission of saving and improving the lives of people everywhere. Read how NPI is changing the way USAID does business and measures its impact.

May 5, 2020

NPI Progress: Year One Timeline

The New Partnerships Initiative began as an idea to streamline USAID’s awards process and make it more inclusive. View our Year 1 timeline to see how far we’ve come. Together.

April 28, 2020

Today, I announced three new funding opportunities as part of the New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Agency's intent to develop NPI Action Plans at all of our Missions around the world.

December 17, 2019

USAID/Bangladesh has made its first New Partnerships Initiative award to Relief International. The three-year cooperative agreement, entitled Youth Entrepreneurship and Empowerment Support, will work in host communities in Cox's Bazar.

December 2, 2019

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) announced a $37.5 million partnership to help reconnect communities and promote cross-border relationships in the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan. The partnership, Local Impact, will enable communities in the two countries to plan, fund, and manage their own development by using a co-creation process whereby they develop their own solutions in collaboration with USAID and the AKF. Over the next five years, pending annual appropriations, Local Impact could expand to other parts of Asia and Africa.