USAID awards $14.1 million in grants to 32 organizations worldwide

The U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) U.S. Global Development Lab recently awarded $14.1 million in new grants to 32 different organizations from around the globe as part of its Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program.

A year-round open competition, the DIV program is aimed at finding breakthrough development solutions with strong potential to change millions of peoples' lives.

The new awardee organizations will implement their solutions in 17 different countries across Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean and Asia. DIV's tiered-funding model invests comparatively small amounts in relatively unproven concepts and continues to support only those that prove that they work.

The organizations have received Stage 1 or Stage 2 support to test and to grow their ideas in a developing country. Stage 1 grants support the testing of a solution to gain an early, real-world assessment of the solution. Stage 2 grants support testing for improved outcomes, market liability and social impact, while building paths to sustainability and scale.

"We believe that the next transformative idea in development can come from anyone, anywhere, and DIV is sourcing new solutions from around the world, advancing only those that show evidence that they work," Ann Mei Chang, executive director of the U.S. Global Development Lab, said. "We are excited to work with our awardees to build their evidence-base and to help them grow their potential to impact millions of people globally for a lower cost at a sustainable scale."

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