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As USAID further expands collaboration with diverse and nontraditional actors through the New Partnerships Initiative, we are inspired by the stories of partnering, innovation, and success being reported from the field. These stories demonstrate USAID’s commitment to inclusion, local leadership, and sustainable development.

Last updated: January 25, 2022

January 13, 2021

How to Work with USAID Webinar – January 13, 2021
More than 800 potential and existing partners joined us for the first Work with USAID webinar of the year.

December 15, 2020

Haitian Konbit Project Builds Solid Foundations 
Driving locally led development

Building the capacity of local organizations is central to the goals of USAID’s New Partnerships Initiative. Read how one Haitian company elevated local leadership and equipped partners in Haiti with the resources and skills to be effective agents of change in their community. 

December 14, 2020

Registration Eggspectation

To work with the U.S. Government––and with USAID––all organizations must secure a DUNS identification and a CAGE code (for U.S. organizations) or NCAGE code (for non-U.S. organizations), and must register in SAM, the System for Award Management.

December 10, 2020

Proximity International: The Journey from Sub-Contractor to Prime

Through the New Partnerships Initiative, USAID aims to tap into the local connections and expertise of partners who have little to no experience working with the Agency as a prime implementer. Read how Proximity International worked to meet USAID requirements and leveraged its deep experience working in remote areas and conflict zones to eventually win two prime USAID awards.

November 30, 2020

Catholic University of Erbil Helps Survivors of ISIS Rebuild
USAID’s New Partnerships Initiative Celebrates First Completed Award

Just over a year ago, the Catholic University of Erbil (CUE) set out to help people from northern Iraq’s many different minority religious and ethnic groups––particularly those targeted for genocide by ISIS––reintegrate within their communities and begin the process of restoring the once-rich tapestry of millennia-old cultures that make the area unique