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Localization & Inclusive Development
A young woman in a blue t-shirt with PEPFAR and USAID logos smiles as she walks in a group  of other young women.
PEPFAR at 20: Building Bridges with Faith-Based Partners in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS
To commemorate PEPFAR’s 20th anniversary, this article describes USAID’s partnerships with faith-based and community organizations in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Jan 30, 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
Three smiling women standing in an agricultural field in brightly colored saris of yellow, red, and green. Two of the women hold baskets of eggplants.
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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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
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Seven Things You Need to Know about USAID Geographic Codes: For Acquisition
Who can sell goods and/or services to USAID and USAID contractors and grantees? This question has many different answers depending on the types, conditions, and terms of each opportunity and whether this opportunity is a direct USAID procurement or whether it is an opportunity to partner with or provide services or goods to a USAID contractor or recipient.
Oct 4, 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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Eight Ways We Can—and Must—Shift Power to Local Actors
Save the Children was founded over 100 years ago by two visionary, activist sisters in early 20th century Britain. Within five years, they established a global organization, and their writings evolved into one of the world’s most ratified conventions: the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Sep 6, 2022
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The Journey toward Racial and Ethnic Equity Starts at Home (Spoiler: It Never Ends)
In April 2022, USAID unveiled its first Equity Action Plan “to advance equity with underserved communities, including racial and ethnic equity, in our policies, programs and partner base.” Furthermore, the Plan “serves as a starting point for longer term equity planning.” The Agency’s Equity Action Plan provides inspiration and a strong model for other organizations, large and small, many of whom are already taking action to advance racial and ethnic equity (REE) across the development space.
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Responsibility Matters: Putting Your Best Foot Forward in Proposals
When we make private purchase decisions, especially of high-risk nature (like childcare or house renovations—yikes!), we normally do a lot of research to find the right person or company for the job. We typically review their experience, training, insurance, and other resources, as well as references from their previous—and hopefully delighted!—employers or clients.
Apr 27, 2022