2017 Digital Development Awards

Like railways and roads before them, the ongoing digital revolution is unleashing waves of innovation and transforming the way in which businesses, consumers and governments operate and interact with each other.

This new-found access to information and services is empowering individuals, opening new channels for delivering more effective and scalable services, driving financial inclusion, spurring greater participation in the formal economy, and enabling a more adaptive, data-driven approach to development.

USAID has a long and rich tradition of transforming development through innovation. In an effort to celebrate USAID missions, bureaus, offices and partners that are embracing cutting-edge technologies and advanced data analysis to accelerate impact, USAID’s Global Development Lab is sponsoring the first-ever Digital Development Awards (Digis). As part of the Catalyst Awards, the Digis and Innovation to Action Awards are an important part of a broader culture of innovation at USAID that seeks to catalyze the next generation of breakthrough innovations and advance our mission of reducing poverty and strengthening democratic governance. The Digis recognize USAID projects and activities that embrace best practices in the application of digital technologies and data-driven approaches to achieve their development objectives.

All USAID and implementing partner staff working on a USAID-funded project, activity, or program were eligible to apply, regardless of the size, region, or portfolio of the activity. Submissions were evaluated through the lens of the Principles for Digital Development and across the following categories: Integration, Adaptation, Analysis and Facilitation.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 4:30pm

Last updated: September 27, 2017