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5 Ways to Make Your Partner Directory Profile Stand Out—and Why It Matters

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. That wisdom holds true for the Partner Directory too. Your Partner Directory profile may be the first glimpse that USAID—or a potential “prime” or “sub” partner—has of your organization. You will want to make sure that it reflects key aspects of your organization and its work.
Jan 5, 2022
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Four Steps to Tracking Your Progress

You have received an award from USAID—congratulations! Now you will need to develop a monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) plan that outlines how you will assess progress, make decisions, and identify activity adjustments as well as solutions to challenges throughout the life cycle of your award.
Dec 29, 2021
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Partnering with USAID? You Need to Know about NICRA

Many USAID partners do not realize that they can get reimbursed for indirect costs associated with their awards. The U.S. Government uses the Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA) to reimburse expenses that cannot be clearly identified under a contract or grant—office space rental, utilities, and clerical and managerial staff salaries, for example.
Dec 22, 2021
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USAID Statement Cites the Role of in Lowering Barriers for Partners

USAID Administrator Samantha Power released a statement on USAID's role in supporting a new Executive Order focused on streamlining service provision and the customer experience. The statement references as an example of the Agency's ongoing efforts to simplify processes for partners seeking to engage with USAID.
Dec 14, 2021
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10 Steps to Take after Completing the Pre-Engagement Assessment

You’ve registered in the Partner Directory and taken the Pre-Engagement Assessment for your organization. You may be wondering, what’s next? Now that you are equipped with knowledge about your own readiness to partner with USAID, consider taking some or all of the actions listed below to move your organization along the path to partnership. Remember, USAID partners with thousands of organizations each year and is eager to work with you.
Dec 14, 2021
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Incubator Support Kick-Starts NPI Project to Preserve Historic Moroccan Jewish Neighborhoods

The narrow streets and sky blue doors and windows of Morocco’s crumbling mellahs, or Jewish quarters, contain a treasure trove of history. But when this history was at risk of being lost, two new USAID partners—Rabat-based Association Mimouna and New York-based American Sephardi Federation (ASF)—co-created a project, supported under USAID’s New Partnerships Initiative (NPI), to train residents of the mellahs to share the history of their neighborhoods as tour guides and through the sale of Judaica-focused handicrafts and traditional food, giving residents an economic lifeline while preserving an important dimension of Morocco’s diverse past.
Nov 30, 2021
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Prizes and Challenges Open Agency’s Doors for New and Local Partners

What would development look like if solutions to persistent and complex problems were sourced and delivered from the ground up? To see the potential of this approach, just look to USAID’s Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation, where the Exploratory Programs and Innovation Competitions (EPIC) team casts a wide net to incentivize, find, nurture, and fund development innovations through Agency competitions, tapping into out-of-the-box solutions from a host of new, nontraditional, and local partners.
Nov 23, 2021
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USAID/South Sudan Awards First-of-Its-Kind Contract to Local Partner

South Sudan, a nation founded in 2011 following a destructive civil war, is a challenging place for international development organizations and partners to work. Threats to the safety of foreign development workers are widespread, making implementation of projects extremely difficult. In this context, programming through local organizations, who are embedded in communities, and therefore can operate less conspicuously, is almost a necessity. So when the South Sudan Mission needed to acquire data about the quality of services being provided to people living with HIV/AIDS around South Sudan, these circumstances, combined with a Mission team that was open-minded about finding the right mechanism for achieving the Agency’s objectives, created the conditions for a first-of-its-kind direct contract award to a local organization in South Sudan.
Nov 16, 2021
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Upcoming Webinars: Learn More about

The USAID Office of Acquisition and Assistance's Industry Liaison Team will be hosting a number of webinars to help guide you through all that the new platform has to offer as well as to share information on how to partner with USAID.
Nov 10, 2021
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Adaptability Is Key to Success for Project Supporting Central American Women

The Rainforest Alliance, funded by USAID as part of the New Partnerships Initiative, leverages local partnerships to help women in Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico develop leadership skills and access economic opportunities. Learn how the project tapped into local partners’ expertise to find success in new ways despite recent challenges.
Nov 2, 2021