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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.

WHAT IS INNOVATION?


DIV supports a broad variety of solutions to any global development problem. Innovation can be a product, technology, service, or application of a business or delivery model.
Innovation creates better, faster, and cheaper solutions.Explore the DIV Portfolio

THE DIV DIFFERENCE

DIV was started in 2010 with the principle that breakthrough development solutions come from anyone, anywhere, and at any time. With no deadline or preference for specific sectors or geographies, DIV is an open door to USAID, especially for new applicants who have never received USAID support before.
Using a tiered and evidence-driven funding model, DIV takes strategic risks to build the most cost-effective and sustainable solutions. DIV empowers creative problem-solvers to test new ideas, build rigorous evidence of what works, and expand proven solutions to transform the lives of millions.
About Development Innovation Ventures (DIV)
Development Innovation Ventures is USAID's tiered, evidence-driven open innovation program. We test and scale breakthrough solutions that impact millions of lives at a fraction of the usual cost.