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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

October 26, 2020

USAID Branding Bakery
A goal of the New Partnerships Initiative is to help partners prepare for partnership success.

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 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.

July 21, 2020

Wondering what are APS, BAA, and CDCS?
These are just a few of the special ingredients we used in our Acronym Soup.

June 24, 2020

The Right to Know in Bangladesh: ‘They Now Call Me “Madame”’

Laura Neuman, a director at The Carter Center, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization working in more than 80 countries, tells the story of a Bangladeshi woman who told her father that she was meeting with Dhaka officials in an effort to get street lights in her neighborhood.