We work with stakeholders to design innovative solutions and leverage technology that will address complex development challenges. Our approach involves co-generating ideas, transforming them into pilots or prototypes, and testing and scaling these solutions to ensure they are both functional and meaningful. We shape our use of technology based on the Principles for Digital Development: We prioritize understanding the existing ecosystem and design sustainable solutions that keep the end user in mind. Through these investments, we are committed to making innovation an integral part of everything we do.
Innovation and Technology.
Connecting Space to Village
Science, satellites, and information technology are transforming how countries manage critical development challenges such as climate resilience and environmental management.
Laying a Digital Foundation
Improving ICT infrastructure is a critical step in strengthening the Liberian government’s decision-making around how to manage health, education, and other services for its citizens.
Accelerating Agricultural Growth in Pakistan
In the most populated region in Pakistan, new policy and investment is giving a boost to agribusinesses and creating economic growth.
How Can Countries Pay for Their Health Systems? Supply Chains Might Hold the Answer
One objective under Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals is to “achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services, and access to safe, effective, quality, and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.” To achieve this objective by 2030, countries need an increase in health financing efforts both domestically and…
News: Innovating, Connecting, and Transforming Development at the ICT4D Conference
Innovations in technology have enhanced development impact across all sectors — from agriculture to education to health. From May 8 to 10, public, private, and civil society organizations from around the world will convene for the 2018 Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) Conference in Lusaka, Zambia. Now in its 10th year, the conference…
News: Youth-Led Innovations: The Journey to Self-Reliance
On April 19, representatives from our Feed the Future Uganda Youth Leadership for Agriculture (YLA) activity, along with partner Equator Seeds Limited, joined USAID for an event entitled “USAID Youth-Led Innovations: The Journey to Self-Reliance.” The event, held in Washington, D.C., and hosted by USAID, YouthCorps, and the Global Development Lab, brought together partners, donors,…