Center for Innovation and Impact

CII Overview Video

USAID's Center for Innovation and Impact (CII) takes strategic risks to incubate new ideas, put them into practice, and scale effective approaches for critical health issues. We apply our expertise in innovation, market-based solutions, and digital health to work in partnership and through institutional change.

What we do:

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Incubate New Ideas:
We anticipate needs, design cutting edge initiatives, and publish thought pieces and global goods that draw on experiences from the private sector and domains beyond health to explore how transformative ideas can be applied to global health goals.

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Put Ideas Into Practice
We move from theory to action, piloting projects, launching initiatives, and demonstrating use cases. Learning with intention, we collect and share our insights with the global health community to inform program planning and investments.

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Scale Effective Approaches
We embed proven approaches into health programs, shape policy guidance, invest in systems change, and train stakeholders so they can integrate these practices into their work.

CII Podcast