Alianzas II: Strategic Alliances for Social Investment

Alianzas II is a USAID partnership with MNCs, local firms, NGOs, and faith-based organizations, implemented by RTI International, is a follow-up partnership to Alianzas I, which leveraged private sector resources to improve health, nutrition, education, and post-disaster reconstruction in Guatemala, engaging national and multi-national companies to demonstrate the benefits of sustainable development.

Alianzas II: Strategic Alliances for Social Investment

Work is ongoing in Guatemala, and work in Nicaragua started in October 2010. The second generation of Alianzas builds on the original program’s goals, utilizing alliances to improve education and health. Since 2005, the partnership has had several key achievements through the formation of 104 individual private sector alliances: providing more than 100,000 scholarships, delivering over 150,000 textbooks, installation of 80 computer labs, training approximately 7,500 teachers, and training more than 5,000 health providers. In addition, more than 350,000 people received reproductive health and family planning informational messages, 26,000 mothers and 22,000 children took part in a maternal/child health program, over 46,000 people gained access to safe water after Tropical Storm Stan, and 7.4 million Guatemalans received vaccines to eradicate measles and rubella.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF)

    United States | Staff size: Unknown
    They are focused on the areas of greatest need, on the ways in which they can do the most good.


  • Save the Children USA

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognized for our commitment to...

  • FedEx

    Service Providers
    Staff size: 10,000+

    FedEx provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. It offers integrated business applications through operating...

  • Avon

    Goods Supplier
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    Avon, the company for women is a leading global beauty company. As the world's largest direct seller, Avon markets to women in more than 100 countries through approximately 6.4 million active...

Key Information

LocationLatin America and Caribbean, Nicaragua, Guatemala
  • Start Date 2010
  • End Date 2014
  • Sectors