Photo: Farmers weighing seeds in India to calculate the amount of Adaptive Symbiotic Technology's BioEnsure seed treatment necessary to protect seeds until planting. Credit: AST
INTRODUCING DIV'S 2020 AWARDS!
Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced 16 new awards
through Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) to test and scale breakthrough solutions to the world’s most intractable development challenges. The successful organizations, many of which are new to partnering with USAID, span six sectors and nine countries from Bangladesh to Nigeria.
DIV Celebrates a Decade of Innovation
DIV was co-founded in 2010 by Dr. Maura O’Neill and Nobel Laureate Dr. Michael Kremer.
DIV Division Chief Leah Pedersen and the DIV team continue to build on the legacy of DIV’s unique approach to expand the frontiers of aid effectiveness and impact investing a decade later.
Through competitive open innovation, DIV has enabled its innovators to collectively improve the lives of 55 million people.
Learn more about Dr. Kremer and the origins of USAID's DIV.
Every dollar from DIV has generated at least $5 in social benefit according to
Nobel Laureate Dr. Michael Kremer's
of a subset of DIV’s portfolio.
Since 2010, DIV has invested $149 million in grants to more than 225 innovations across 47 countries.
See what investments DIV has made
DIV INNOVATOR SPOTLIGHT
Grillo Shakes Up Earthquake Early Warning Systems
This DIV innovator advances game-changing open source earthquake sensors.
DIV is accepting applications. Visit www.usaid.gov/div to learn more and apply!