The Latest Updates

DIV Portfolio Organization Recognition

Read the latest about our portfolio organizations!

Swasth and Living Goods: Expanding the Reach of Primary Care in Developing Countries (June 6, 2017)
Zusha!: The Stickers that Save Lives (BBC Worldhacks, June 4, 2017)
SafeBoda: Building an App in Africa: Lessons From an Aspiring Tech Disruptor (Next Billion, June 1, 2017)
Burn: Burn Better, Cook Faster, Save $$: the Quest for an Efficient African Cookstove (Biofuels Digest, May 31, 2017)
Evaptainers: Introducing a Portable Fridge That Runs on Sun and Water (Boston Inno, May 29, 2017)
Orb and Off-Grid Electric: Energy for All by 2030 Will Require a Fight for Access on and off the Grid (Humanosphere,  May 19, 2017)
Bandhan: Bandhan-Konnagar Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Inclusive Growth, Empowering Women (Core Sector Communique, May 13, 2017)
SPOUTS of Water and Evidence Action: SPOUTS of Water and Dispensers for Safe Water: Technologies to Address Drinking Water Challenges (GreentechLead, May 3, 2017)
Babajob: One of 12 Innovators for 2017 STI Forum (STI Forum - May 2017)
TrekMedics: First Responders: Trekmedics Motorbike Riders Often First on the Scene of Traffic Accidents (The Citizen, April 23, 2017)
Vayu: Doctors use Drones to Drop Medical Supplies in Madagascar (ABC Nightline, April 19, 2017)

DIV Innovator Digest Newsletters

Read past issues of our “Innovator Digest” newsletter. We aim to make this as useful and relevant of a resource as possible for innovators, with a special eye to the DIV portfolio. Sign-up for future issues here!

Innovator Digest 4 (May 24, 2017)
Innovator Digest 3 (March 28, 2017)
Innovator Digest 2 (February 3, 2017)
Innovator Digest 1 (November 16, 2016)

DIV Program Updates

Learn about updates to the DIV program, including announcements about new DIV winners, new or changed application guidance, and so on.

DIV’s New Annual Program Statement Is Now Available (November 2, 2016)
USAID Awards Living Goods $5 Million to Improve Community Healthcare in Kenya (Press Release - October 19, 2016)
USAID Awards More Than $6M For Innovative Approaches To Fighting Extreme Poverty (Press Release - October 12, 2016)
USAID Awards $5 Million for New Ways to End Extreme Poverty (Press Release - April 12, 2016)
USAID Awards $5 Million to Off Grid Electric (Press Release - December 17, 2015)
USAID Awards $14.1 Million for Breakthrough Innovations to Fight Poverty (Press Release - October 21, 2015)

DIV Program Recognition

DIV has been widely recognized as a highly innovative program in government and a model for the development community in sourcing, testing, and scaling evidence-based innovations. Check out some of our recent recognition here:

MIT D-Lab's Practical Impact Alliance Highlights DIV in Its New Resource, "The Metrics Cafe: Who decides what impact data gets measured? A guide to bring funders and grantees to the table" (MIT PIA - May 2017)
Center for Global Development and J-PAL Event Highlights Impact of DIV for Its Catalytic Role in Investing in Evaluation and Scale-up of Evidence-based Programs (J-PAL - December 6, 2016)
White House Global Development Council Highlights DIV as Example of Obama Administration’s and USAID’s Commitment to Evidence-based Innovation (October 26, 2016)
Nesta UK Book on “Innovation for International Development” Includes Case Study on and Lessons from DIV (Nesta UK - April 25, 2016)
Results for America Includes DIV in Its 2016 Federal Invest in What Works Index for the 4th Year in a Row (Results for America - April 18, 2016) (for the Index in past years, see 2015, 2014, and 2013)
Moneyball for Government (2nd Edition) Chapter on Data and Evidence in Foreign Assistance Highlights DIV (Results for America - January 6, 2016)
Results for America Calls Out DIV in its “Invest in What Works” Fact Sheet (Results for America - October 22, 2015)
Harvard’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation Names DIV a Finalist for Its 2015 Innovations in American Government Awards Competition (Harvard - May 5, 2015)
Can Silicon Valley Save the World? Defeating global poverty is the latest start-up trend. But is there really an app for that? (Foreign Policy - June 24, 2013)

DIV Videos

DIV Overview (2016)
DIV Portfolio Spotlight: Off-Grid Electric (2016)
DIV Portfolio Spotlight: Babajob (2016)
DIV Portfolio Spotlight: Bandhan-Konnagar (2016)
DIV Portfolio Spotlight: Eco-Fuel Africa (2016)
DIV: The Development Venture Capitalists at Work (2013)
DIV: How Combining Innovation & Evidence Can Help Find the Next Big Development Solutions (2013)