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Apply for the Development Innovation Ventures (DIV)

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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.

Open innovation inspires new solutions to the critical challenges affecting millions around the world. In the spirit of open innovation, Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) supports groundbreaking ideas to transform lives by providing flexible, tiered grant funding to test new ideas and models, take strategic risks, build evidence of what works, and advance the best solutions.

DIV funds innovations that demonstrate the three guiding principles of: a) rigorous evidence of impact, b) cost-effectiveness, and c) potential for scale and sustainability. We accept proposals year-round from any type of organization, sector, and country in which USAID works at the following stages:

  • Stage 1: Pilot (up to $200,000)
  • Stage 2: Testing and Positioning for Scale (up to $1,500,000)
  • Stage 3: Transitioning to Scale (up to $15,000,000)
  • Evidence Generation: (up to $1,500,000)

For detailed information about DIV, the selection criteria, and frequently asked questions, please visit

Click here to apply for the Development Innovation Ventures (DIV)


Also read about> D-Prize Global Competition


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