New Partnerships Initiative

  • Diversifying Partners on the Journey to Self-Reliance

“We could help our partners by prioritizing programs that show measurable impact, incentivize reform, diversify our partner base, foster local capacity-building, and mobilize their own domestic resources.”  – USAID Administrator Mark Green

The USAID of tomorrow will enable partner countries to plan, resource, and manage their own development through strengthened capacity and commitment—this is both the essence of the Journey to Self-Reliance and a key rationale for diversifying the USAID partner base.

The New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) will allow USAID to work with a more diverse range of partners, strengthen existing partner relationships, and provide more entry points for organizations to work with the Agency. The principles behind NPI are outlined in the Agency’s first-ever Acquisition and Assistance (A&A) Strategy.
 

THE GOAL OF THE NEW PARTNERSHIPS INITIATIVE IS TO INCREASE USAID’S DEVELOPMENT IMPACT BY ELEVATING LOCAL LEADERSHIP, FOSTERING CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION, AND MOBILIZING RESOURCES ACROSS THE AGENCY’S PROGRAMS. 

Under NPI, USAID will engage new and underutilized partners through a series of solicitations designed to help countries be self-reliant and meet the needs of their people. NPI focuses on three key approaches:

  • Direct awards to new and underutilized organizations that enable local engagement such as local entities, locally established partners, as well as new U.S. and locally-based small businesses.
  • Sub-awards to new and underutilized local organizations designed to support more facilitative partnerships for effective local engagement.
  • Direct awards to partners to leverage significant private/non-U.S. government funding to promote effective local engagement.

Partnership Opportunities

Last updated: December 06, 2019

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