Apply Now: USAID Grant Funding for Development Innovation Ventures

Apply Now: USAID Grant Funding for Development Innovation Ventures

Published on: Sep 18 2023 by Wayan Vota - 107 Comments
USAID Development Innovation Ventures program (DIV) provides grant funding based on a tiered-evidence approach that maximizes impact per dollar spent. DIV recently received a $45 million gift to to expand its current grantmaking...
Apply Now: $50,000 USAID Youth Well-Being Prize Competition

Apply Now: $50,000 USAID Youth Well-Being Prize Competition

Published on: Aug 07 2023 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
Children and youth are exposed to a wide range of dangers—mental health stressors, digital harm, exploitation, abuse, violence, gender-based violence, and climate change. Suicide is the second leading cause of death globally...
Apply Now! USAID Digital Development Awards for 2023

Apply Now! USAID Digital Development Awards for 2023

Published on: Jul 17 2023 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now! USAID Digital Development Awards for 2023
USAID is working toward a future where digital technology promotes inclusive growth, fosters resilient and democratic societies, and empowers everyone, including the most vulnerable and marginalized. Sign Up Now for more...
Caution: Free Generative AI Solutions Like ChatGPT Don’t Understand USAID – Yet

Caution: Free Generative AI Solutions Like ChatGPT Don’t Understand USAID – Yet

Published on: Jun 22 2023 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
I know you are excited to explore consumer-grade tools like ChatGPT in your work. We had a Technology Salon that asked how Generative AI solutions can improve international development. Our discussion focused on the positive...
New USAID Techncial Brief: Promoting Fair Competition in the Digital Economy

New USAID Techncial Brief: Promoting Fair Competition in the Digital Economy

Published on: Jun 14 2023 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Robust, fair competition matters. Market competition incentivizes firms to treat consumers fairly and provide products and services that respond to real customer needs. A marketplace in which firms can compete on a level...
Apply Now: $50 Million to Close the Global Gender Digital Divide

Apply Now: $50 Million to Close the Global Gender Digital Divide

Published on: Apr 24 2023 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Persistent gender digital inequalities have profound significance on livelihoods and economic outcomes. These inequalities take many forms, but include how women access, integrate with, and both empowered by and financially...
15 Ways Donors Support Digital Startups in Developing Countries

15 Ways Donors Support Digital Startups in Developing Countries

Published on: Mar 03 2023 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Donors have a crucial role to play in supporting digital startup entrepreneurs in developing countries. USAID, FCDO, and the World Bank help startup technology companies build businesses, create jobs, and contribute to economic...
3 Ways USAID Cybersecurity Team is Improving Resilience

3 Ways USAID Cybersecurity Team is Improving Resilience

Published on: Feb 08 2023 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In January 2022, an unprecedented data breach rocked the international humanitarian community. The personal information of over 500,000 International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) beneficiaries — including victims...
Apply Now: $500,000 USAID Invests Grants in DFS & Connectivity

Apply Now: $500,000 USAID Invests Grants in DFS & Connectivity

Published on: Jan 23 2023 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
We should invest in Internet connectivity globally because it can help people access educational resources, find job opportunities, and connect with others. Increased broadband Internet can help businesses improve access...