In Guatemala, USAID’s Central America Regional HIV Program took a significant step toward localization in 2020 when it awarded its first local award to the Pan American Social Marketing Organization (PASMO). In a previous blog post, we delved into PASMO's inspiring journey as a local partner, shedding light on the resources, challenges, and insights that paved their path to prime partnership with USAID. Below, we look at the co-creation process and how it addressed the challenges faced by local organizations looking to partner with USAID. As a result of a co-creation workshop held in December 2022, two local organizations stepped into prime roles for the first time. Now, local organizations are implementing 78 percent of the HIV program’s projects.