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.

Last updated: October 28, 2020

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.

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.