What are we looking for in an application?

The Digital Development Awards will recognize recent or current USAID-funded activities in the following areas, recognizing that activities may focus deeply in one area or cover multiple aspects.

Integrate digital technologies or services​ into the strategy, design and implementation of a USAID activity which contributes in a measurable way toward achieving the development objective(s)

  • Novel or innovative use of digital technology or service
  • Measurable impact on achieving the development objectives of the activity
  • Cost-benefit and sustainability of the digital technology or service
  • Extent to which digital technology was considered in strategy, design, and implementation

Leverage digital information systems ​and other digital data collection and engagement tools to enable adaptive or iterative decision-making and empower relevant local decision makers.

  • Extent to which digital technology enabled up-to-date information/data collection
  • Extent to which information/data was used to adapt/ iterate to improve activity outcomes
  • Extent to which the integration of digital technology solutions and approaches helped place decision making in the hands of relevant local decision makers

Apply advanced data and geographic analysis​ to improve strategic planning, design, monitoring, and/or evaluation of USAID's programs.

  • Extent to which the approach made use of advanced data and geographic analysis
  • Extent to which the approach improved strategic planning, design, monitoring, and/or evaluation

Strengthen the digital ecosystem​ through policy reform, market facilitation, or public good investment that supports greater access to and usage of digital services and data.

  • Extent to which the approach supported greater access and usage of digital services and data
  • Extent of private sector partnership

Build lasting digital capacity​ among beneficiaries, local partners, host governments and the private sector through the use of digital tools and data driven approaches in a USAID activity.

  • Extent of increased digital capacity among beneficiaries, local partners and host governments
Date 
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 12:30pm

Last updated: May 11, 2018