‘DIGI Awards’-Opportunities for all innovators, especially those who have ideas around the use of technology to solve social challenges. The DIGI awards deadline is July 13th, 2018.
The RAN team can offer you support to fine tune your write-up through our Pitch Tuesday Sessions or an Open Innovation Clinic. Express you interest to us by writing to info@ranlab.org to leverage this support opportunity.
                                                      ‘Solutions through Innovation’

Do you have a recent or current USAID-funded project that uses cutting-edge technologies to accelerate development?

In an effort to recognize USAID Missions, Bureaus and partners that are helping build an inclusive digital economy while accelerating development impact with cutting-edge technologies and advanced data analysis, the Lab is hosting the second annual Digital Development Awards (“the Digis”).

What are we looking for in an application?

The Digital Development Awards will recognize recent or current USAID-funded activities that:

  • Integrate digital technologies or services into the strategy, design and implementation of a USAID activity which contributes in a measurable way toward achieving the development objective(s).

  • Leverage digital information systems and other digital data collection and engagement tools to enable adaptive or iterative decision-making and empower relevant local decision makers.

  • Apply advanced data and geographic analysis to improve strategic planning, design, monitoring, and/or evaluation of USAID’s programs.

  • Strengthen the digital ecosystem through policy reform, market facilitation, or public good investment that supports greater access to and usage of digital services and data.

  • Build lasting digital capacity among beneficiaries, local partners, host governments and the private sector through the use of digital tools and data-driven approaches in a USAID activity.

All applications will be assessed through the lens of the Principles for Digital Development(link is external) – guidelines developed by the international donor community to help development practitioners integrate established best practices into technology-enabled programs.

A panel from the U.S. Global Development Lab’s Center for Digital Development will judge applications and select the winning teams. Whether a Digi will be awarded is decided and in the sole discretion of the Center for Digital Development.

How to apply

Click here to submit your application (link is external)— A list of all questions required in the application is available for viewing at the bottom of this page. The application deadline is July 13, 2018.