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USAID is working toward a better future, where digital technology enables people to live freer, healthier, more prosperous lives. In an effort to recognize USAID Missions, Bureaus, and Implementing Partners as they help countries and communities as they work toward sustainable growth, USAID announced the winners of 2020 Digital Development Awards (the Digis) to celebrate leaders in the digital development field.

2020 Digital Development Awards

The Digis recognize and celebrate USAID-funded projects and activities that use digital technology to sustain open, secure, and inclusive digital ecosystems that improve measurable development and humanitarian-assistance outcomes. The winners of the 2020 Digis are: 

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  • USAID/Kyrgyz Republic: USAID-IDLO Judicial Strengthening / Trusted Judiciary Program for creating and helping to implement a holistic e-justice initiative that strengthens the integrity of the justice system, minimizes corruption, and enhances transparency.

  • USAID/Indonesia: Human Resources for Health in 2030 (HRH2030) Program for strengthening the human resources for health information system and its ecosystem to provide real-time quality data for strategic use, while also supporting policy development that address challenges in the health workforce and contributing to better public health outcomes overall. 

  • USAID/Ukraine: Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services Activity (TAPAS) for helping to advance an electronic procurement system for government purchases and an anti-corruption watchdog network — bringing transparency to the previously opaque public procurement process and reducing corruption in public spending in Ukraine. 

  • USAID/Pakistan: Pakistan Small and Medium Enterprise Activity (SMEA) for helping to transform the country’s economy by addressing the structural deficits and inequalities faced by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the digital ecosystem. They achieved this by offering information and communications technology (ICT)-enabled solutions and helping businesses harness digital potential through a service provider network and overall regulatory reform.

  • USAID/RDMA: The Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) for creating electronic Catch Documentation and Traceability technologies for data capture from point-of-catch to port entry, improving the sustainability of fisheries in ASEAN and Coral Triangle Member Countries and protecting the livelihoods of people who directly depend on marine ecosystems.

Congratulations to all of the 2020 Digital Development Award winners! Learn more about each project and stay tuned for news about the 2021 Digital Development Awards announcement and how to apply.