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Winning Insights: Lessons Learned from This Year’s Digital Development Awards
The USAID Digital Development Awards (the Digis) recognize and celebrate USAID projects and activities that embrace the Agency's strategic goals of improving development and humanitarian assistance outcomes through the responsible use of digital technology and strengthening open, secure, and inclusive digital ecosystems.
Dec 1, 2022
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December Funding Opportunities: Mark Your Calendars
Don't miss these important deadlines in December.
Dec 1, 2022
How USAID/Peru Welcomed New Partners through Procurement and Outreach Innovations
Although it was unknown what the future would hold, a month before the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, our staff at USAID/Peru issued an innovative “bare bones" Annual Program Statement (APS) process to drive rapid development results by requesting only a simple two-page concept note.
Nov 16, 2022
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Regional Partnership Reaps Benefits for Dominican Civil Society
Just as COVID-19 strained individuals, families, and communities around the world over the past two and a half years, it also challenged governments. Local and national governments struggled to maintain information flows to citizens during the pandemic.
Nov 8, 2022
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Advancing Localization One Click at a Time
Big things are happening these days at USAID’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., and at our Missions around the world—and many of them have to do with localization.
Nov 4, 2022
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November Funding Opportunities: Mark Your Calendars
Don't miss these important deadlines in November.
Oct 31, 2022
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Partnership Lessons from an NPI Project in Tanzania
USAID’s New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) supports projects that engage new partners. The NPI EXPAND project is a five-year project working with new and local partners to expand education and health around the world. The project recently shared some lessons learned about their work in Tanzania. Below, we have excerpted some key lessons that could be relevant for other new partnerships. 
Oct 20, 2022
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Sharing Local Voices and Feedback for USAID Action
Last week, Connective Impact members participated in a Reverse Industry Day (RID) with USAID. An RID is a method USAID uses to help inform acquisition and award staff on what’s working well and what can be improved. Given the ongoing effort USAID is making to put local communities at the heart of their funding, and the obvious overlap with the community-level development work of our members, I was ecstatic—and I knew we were in for a rich and engaging discussion.
Oct 18, 2022