Results for Success Stories
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The Path to Prime Partnership: Insights from a Local Partner
USAID's local partner, PASMO, shares information about their path to partnership, challenges they faced along the way, and tips for new local entities interested in pursuing USAID funding.
Jan 11, 2023
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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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
Localization & Inclusive Development
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What Locally Led Development Means to Us
Localization is not just about giving money to local partners. It is a shift in mindset that values listening and learning from the expertise of local organizations, and following their lead. Locally led development is not a new idea at USAID. Globally, individual champions in USAID Missions exemplify how USAID genuinely values and respects the knowledge, commitment, and integrity of local actors.
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10 Inspiring Local Organizations Expanding Literacy in Their Communities
Happy International Literacy Day! USAID has long championed literacy as a key to unlocking development gains around the world. In recognition of International Literacy Day, we at the Partnerships Incubator are celebrating the many local organizations working tirelessly to provide youth in their communities with the literacy tools needed to contribute to their own countries’ development.
Sep 8, 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
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How USAID's Partners Are Fighting COVID-19 in Asia
USAID's partners are instrumental to every part of the Agency's work. The COVID-19 pandemic has made that vital coordination even clearer, as local organizations worked together with USAID to provide life-saving vaccines and to stabilize hard-hit communities. The article below highlights a few of the many ways USAID has relied on its local partners in Asia to advance shared development goals. The full article was originally posted on
Jun 21, 2022
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Expanding Access to Subaward Opportunities for Guatemala’s Local Partners
Guatemala is known as the “Land of Eternal Spring” for its warm, tropical climate and the sensational beauty of its rainforests, beaches, volcanoes, agriculture, wildlife, and ancient Mayan ruins. But though the country is saturated with picturesque views and rich culture and history, Guatemala has faced daunting development challenges for decades. These include weak governance, food insecurity, unreliable water and sanitation, gender inequality, lack of economic growth, and much more. To address these challenges in Guatemala and the wider region by supporting and catalyzing local leadership, Administrator Samantha Power recently launched the five-year, $300-million Centroamérica Local initiative to empower local Central American organizations to improve security and advance opportunity.
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Building Health Care Innovations—and Relationships—in South Africa
Like so many other scrappy start-ups that have found success—think Apple, Amazon, or Google—the South African health care nonprofit Right to Care has its own story of humble beginnings.
Apr 7, 2022