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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: July 12, 2021

July 12, 2021

NPI Press Project Involves Local Partners to Support Democracy in Indonesia
Intimidation. Violence. Hacking. These are among the threats Indonesian journalists face just to do their jobs. Although Indonesia has made impressive gains in political freedom in the last two decades, an apparent backsliding of democracy in recent years threatens that progress. USAID’s New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) responded by creating Media Empowerment for Democratic Integrity and Accountability (MEDIA), a project to strengthen Indonesia’s free press including through partnerships with seven local organizations.

June 10, 2021

Adaptability Is Key to Success for Project Supporting Central American Women
USAID Project Adapts to Local Context and Hurricanes while Advancing Social and Economic Goals

The Rainforest Alliance, funded by USAID as part of the New Partnerships Initiative, leverages local partnerships to help women in Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico develop leadership skills and access economic opportunities. Learn how the project tapped into local partners’ expertise to find success in new ways despite recent challenges.

March 25, 2021

NPI’s EXPAND Project Helps Communities Adapt to COVID-19
The five-year New Partnership Initiative (NPI) EXPAND project was well underway when the COVID-19 pandemic began affecting communities worldwide. Read how, in Tanzania, the global threat presented an opportunity to manufacture new products that would help not only to control the spread of the virus but also to boost family incomes.

March 4, 2021

Compliance Matters
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February 19, 2021

USAID Project to Bring New Life to Morocco’s Historic Urban Neighborhoods
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing funding for Rebuilding Our Homes, a new program in partnership with the American Sephardi Federation and the Association Mimouna.