Updated Sep 12, 2018

Development Innovation Ventures (DIV)  FUNDING INITIATIVE

http://www.usaid.gov/div

About Development Innovation Ventures (DIV)

Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) is USAID’s open innovation program that tests and scales creative solutions to any global development challenge. By investing in breakthrough innovations driven by rigorous evidence, USAID impacts millions of lives at a fraction of the usual cost.

DIV promotes a broad variety of innovative solutions - whether a product, technology, service, or application of a creative business and delivery model. DIV is an open door to USAID - anyone, anywhere can apply at any time.

DIV provides flexible, tiered grant funding to test new ideas, take strategic risks, build evidence of what works, and advance the best solutions. DIV looks for solutions that demonstrate rigorous evidence of impact, cost-effectiveness, and a viable pathway to scale and sustainability.

DIV accepts proposals year-round across three stages, from any type of organization, in any country in which USAID operates.

Stage 1: Proof of Concept / Initial Testing (Up to $200,000- up to 3 years)
Stage 2: Testing and Positioning for Scale ($200,000-$1,500,000 -up to 3 years)
Stage 3: Transitioning Proven Solutions to Scale ($1,500,000 -5,000,000 - up to 5 years)
In addition to tiered funding, DIV provides evidence grants (up to $1,500,000) to support research and evaluations that generate rigorous evidence of an innovation’s impact per dollar and potential for expansion. These applications are evaluated separately from proposals for tiered funding.

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Funding Opportunities

$3,091,000
To Date
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166
Funded Innovations
186
Funded Deals
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40,298,350
Lives Impacted
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Where we work
Africa
Asia and Pacific
Europe and Eurasia
Latin America / Caribbean
North America
Middle East and North Africa
Focus Areas
All Sectors

Funding History

WINNER
APR 2018
Delvic Sanitation Initiatives
  1. FOCUS AREASWater Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Waste Management and Water Management
  2. IMPLEMENTED INSenegal
  1. $1,000,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONU.S. Agency for International Development as part of U.S. Global Development Lab and Development Innovation Ventures (DIV)
WINNER
APR 2018
EarthEnable
  1. FOCUS AREASEnvironment, Health, Housing and Infrastructure and 4 More
  2. IMPLEMENTED INRwanda
  1. $1,841,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONU.S. Agency for International Development as part of U.S. Global Development Lab and Development Innovation Ventures (DIV)
WINNER
APR 2018
Flowius
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Health, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and 2 More
  2. IMPLEMENTED INEthiopia
  1. $250,000VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONU.S. Agency for International Development as part of U.S. Global Development Lab and Development Innovation Ventures (DIV)
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