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USAID Announces First-Ever Local Capacity Strengthening Policy
USAID has released its first-ever Local Capacity Strengthening (LCS) Policy, which articulates the Agency’s commitment to working collaboratively with local actors to achieve long-term sustainable change through equitable and effective capacity strengthening activities.
Oct 17, 2022
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Working with Youth for Democratic Futures
USAID's Bama Athreya highlights tips and best practices for partners from her visit to the Summit for Democracy Youth Participation Cohort. Youth activists from around the world spoke with her about meaningful partnerships with their organizations.
Sep 30, 2022
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Draft Guide to Collecting Beneficiary Feedback
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce the external comment period for the draft “Collecting Feedback from Beneficiaries of Development Programs: A Guide for USAID Implementing Partners.”
Sep 9, 2022
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Celebrating Innovative Partnerships with Indigenous-Led Organizations
USAID celebrates International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples Day by highlighting innovative partnerships with Indigenous-led organizations and its hopes to continue development with these communities.
Aug 9, 2022
Localization & Inclusive Development
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Strength in Diversity: How Cooperatives and Credit Unions Catalyze Inclusive Growth in Their Communities
Cooperatives and credit unions are key partners in international development. They are locally owned businesses that address market gaps, provide economic and social value to their members, and build more resilient communities. These inclusive businesses can be found in almost every country in which USAID works.
Jul 20, 2022
Event Recap: USAID Partnership Event in Tunisia Draws More than 60 Civil Society Organizations
On June 30, USAID/Tunisia hosted an in-person Industry Day in Gammarth with more than 60 Tunisian civil society representatives to discuss an upcoming civil society activity.
Jul 7, 2022
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Partners Share Feedback with USAID at Recent Reverse Industry Day
On June 8, 2022, USAID hosted a Reverse Industry Day with Unlock Aid. During the event, members shared more about their work as well as barriers they face while working with USAID.
Jun 9, 2022
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Highlights from USAID’s Quarterly Business Forecast and Partner Update Webinar
The USAID Business Forecast provides information about potential funding and partnership opportunities at USAID and offers partners the opportunity to engage with us early in the procurement process. The Business Forecast includes anticipated activities that are still in the planning phase, so the information in it may change over time.
Jun 7, 2022
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Upcoming Event: Administrator Power’s Foreign Policy Speech
On Tuesday, June 7 at 9 a.m. ET, in partnership with Freedom House, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power will deliver a foreign policy address. She will discuss how despite years of democratic decline and the rise of authoritarianism across the world, the current moment presents a pivotal opportunity to reverse these trends and create a more democratic, peaceful, and prosperous future.
Jun 2, 2022
Localization & Inclusive Development
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Better Together: Localization & Inclusive Development Are Two Sides of the Same Coin [new blog series]
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have been clear: diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility matter in everything we do. As Biden-Harris Administration appointees—leading the Local, Faith, and Transformative Partnerships and the Inclusive Development Hubs within USAID’s Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI)—under the leadership of Administrator Samantha Power, we are deeply committed to seeing greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in our own workforce, in our partnerships, and in our programming. USAID’s development work is better, smarter, more relevant, and more sustainable when we center our partnerships, planning, and decision making around the voices of diverse communities, particularly those who have been underrepresented. Administrator Power articulated these principles as a roadmap for the Agency last November in her speech “A New Vision for Global Development.” This vision reflects a broader Administration-wide commitment to ensuring equity and inclusion in all aspects of U.S. policy.
Jun 1, 2022