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        Bloom UPDATED NOV 2020

        Let's grow a library! The free Bloom easy book creation software is the only tool available for creating linguistically-correct decodable and leveled reading materials. Bloom enables local experts in all language communities to grow libraries. The Bloom Library now offers a growing collection of COVID-19 books available to be adapted and translated into new languages. https://bloomlibrary.org/COVID19
        FOCUS AREAS
        Basic Education, Digital Development, Literacy and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Basic Education, Digital Development, Literacy, Crowdsourcing and Open Source, Inclusion, Inclusive EducationSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda, Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia and 14 moreSEE ALL
        Uganda, Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Haiti, Philippines, Nigeria, Nepal, Mozambique, Indonesia, Guatemala, Rwanda, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Senegal, Ghana, MadagascarSEE LESS
        TO DATE$100,000 Funds Raised

        Worldreader Mobile Reading Solutions UPDATED NOV 2020

        Worldreader provides affordable mobile reading solutions that support communities, schools & partners in need of cost-effective, data-rich educational resources, aiming to create digital reading environments that help improve learning outcomes, work readiness and gender equity.
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        Basic Education, Education, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Basic Education, Education, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Data/Analytics, Literacy, Parent & Family Engagement, Teacher Development and TrainingSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and 6 moreSEE ALL
        Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Peru, India, United StatesSEE LESS
        TO DATE$300,000 Funds Raised

        VanuUPDATED NOV 2020

        Vanu, Inc. is a provider of mobile communications solution that allows mobile network operators to provide service in rural areas or places that lack coverage in Africa, Asia, the U.S. and globally.
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        Communication with Communities, Digital Development, Technology and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Communication with Communities, Digital Development, Technology, Digital Finance, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Economic Growth and Trade, Inclusive EducationSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Ghana, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Canada and 6 moreSEE ALL
        Ghana, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Canada, Cameroon, Netherlands, Madagascar, India, United States, RwandaSEE LESS

        LISTA by Fundación CapitalUPDATED SEP 2020

        A scalable digital solution, proven to build the financial capabilities of low-income people, particularly women and people living in rural areas
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        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Economic Empowerment, Social Development and 7 moreSEE ALL
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Economic Empowerment, Social Development, Digital Development, Digital Finance, Economic Growth and Trade, Education, Human Centered Design, Resilience, Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Colombia, Brazil, Dominican Republic and 7 moreSEE ALL
        Colombia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Mexico, Tanzania, Peru, Haiti, Mozambique, IndiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,905,702 Funds Raised

        WeMUNIZEUPDATED SEP 2020

        Faced with limited local record-keeping and low levels of literacy and connectivity, the WeMUNIZE program, implemented by local technology start-up Black Swan Tech Ltd, uses a combination of digital record keeping and community engagement to increase early childhood immunizations in Sokoto state.
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        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Social and Behavior Change
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Pakistan, Mali, Ethiopia and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Pakistan, Mali, Ethiopia, Nigeria, IndiaSEE LESS
        2018 Digi Award Winner
          

        Mobile AgriTechUPDATED AUG 2020

        Problems of agriculture solved with one call, message, or email.
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        Agriculture, Agriculture Water Management, Soil Management and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Agriculture Water Management, Soil Management, Agriculture, TechnologySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        India
        TO DATE$294,433 Funds Raised

        MOPAUPDATED AUG 2020

        Citizens collaborating with governments for better public services.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, Environment, Citizen Participation and 10 moreSEE ALL
        Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, Environment, Citizen Participation, Communication with Communities, Crowdsourcing and Open Source, Data Collection/Needs Assessments, Disaster Risk Reduction, Good Governance, Inclusion, Other, Sanitation, Urbanization, Waste ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Mozambique
        MozambiqueSEE LESS
        TO DATE$182,000 Funds Raised

        GrilloUPDATED JUL 2020

        Open source IoT earthquake early warnings for vulnerable communities,
        FOCUS AREAS
        Crowdsourcing and Open Source, Resilience, Citizen Participation and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Crowdsourcing and Open Source, Resilience, Citizen Participation, Humanitarian Assistance, Response Technologies, TechnologySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Mexico, Chile
        Mexico, ChileSEE LESS
        TO DATE$312,500 Funds Raised

        We Care Solar UPDATED JUL 2020

        Saving Lives in Childbirth with Innovative Solar Suitcases
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        Climate Change and Resilience, Gender Equity, Health and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Climate Change and Resilience, Gender Equity, Health, Energy, Humanitarian Assistance, Response Technologies, SolarSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Ethiopia, Nigeria, Nepal and 5 moreSEE ALL
        Ethiopia, Nigeria, Nepal, Liberia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, ZimbabweSEE LESS
        TO DATE$2,000,000 Funds Raised

        Dost EducationUPDATED JUL 2020

        Dost Education is a nonprofit that empowers parents of any literacy level to take charge of their child's education.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Education, Gender, Technology
        Education, Gender, TechnologySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        India
        TO DATE$65,000 Funds Raised

        Simprints: transforming the way the world fights povertyUPDATED JUL 2020

        Simprints builds technology to radically increase transparency and effectiveness in global development, making sure that every vaccine, every dollar, every public good reaches the people who need them most.
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        Health, Prevention & Vaccination, Technology and 9 moreSEE ALL
        Health, Prevention & Vaccination, Technology, All Sectors, Digital Development, Digital Finance, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Gender-based Violence, Health, Human Centered Design, Public-Private Partnerships, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)SEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Uganda, Zambia, TanzaniaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,498,000 Funds Raised

        Beacon Emergency Dispatch PlatformUPDATED JUN 2020

        Text message-based emergency medical dispatching for resource-limited settings and austere environments ("911 where there is none")
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        Disaster Risk Reduction, Health, Response Technologies and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Disaster Risk Reduction, Health, Response Technologies, Communication with Communities, Community Transport Models, GIS/MappingSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Argentina and 8 moreSEE ALL
        Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica, United States, Guatemala, Malawi, Haiti, EcuadorSEE LESS
        TO DATE$575,000 Funds Raised

        TraumaLinkUPDATED JUN 2020

        Emergency response system for traffic injury victims using a hotline number and 24/7 call center with local volunteer first responders trained in basic trauma first aid, provided with essential medical supplies, and dispatched by SMS messaging.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Disaster Risk Reduction, Health, Non-communicable Diseases
        Disaster Risk Reduction, Health, Non-communicable DiseasesSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Bangladesh
        BangladeshSEE LESS
        TO DATE$142,500 Funds Raised

        Ubongo: Edutainment Made in Africa, for AfricaUPDATED JUN 2020

        We leverage the power of entertainment, the reach of mass media and the deep insights of kid-centered design to bring fun, localized edutainment to millions of kids in Africa.
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        Cognitive Development, Communications and Media, Social Development and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Cognitive Development, Communications and Media, Social Development, Basic Education, Education, Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya and 5 moreSEE ALL
        Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria, Malawi, ZambiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$3,197,094 Funds Raised

        Y.lightUPDATED JUN 2020

        Upgradeable Solar Power System with Pay-As-You-Go Consumer Financing Technology
        FOCUS AREAS
        Lighting, Solar, Technology and 6 moreSEE ALL
        Lighting, Solar, Technology, Digital Finance, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Energy, Social & Micro Finance, Solar, TechnologySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda, Yemen
        Uganda, YemenSEE LESS
        TO DATE$2,020,126 Funds Raised

        ThirdEyeUPDATED JUN 2020

        Flying Sensors to Support Farmers’ Decision Making
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        Agriculture, Agriculture Water Management, Soil Management and 9 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Agriculture Water Management, Soil Management, Economic Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, GIS/Mapping, Inclusion, Mentoring/Coaching, Methods & Learning, Natural Resources, Technology, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)SEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, Spain, United KingdomSEE LESS
        TO DATE$266,927 Funds Raised

        Benetech's Bookshare Initiative: Accessible digital library for people with reading barriersUPDATED MAY 2020

        Benetech's Bookshare platform is the world's largest accessible digital library for people with reading barriers such as visual impairment, dysylexia, or cerebral palsy.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Education, Inclusive Education, Workforce Development
        Education, Inclusive Education, Workforce DevelopmentSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,108,995 Funds Raised

        3D-Printed Automatic Weather Station (3D-PAWS)UPDATED MAY 2020

        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture, Basic Education, Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance and 6 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Basic Education, Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, Economic Growth and Trade, Education, Environment, Humanitarian Assistance, Technology, WatershedsSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        United States, Austria, Barbados and 3 moreSEE ALL
        United States, Austria, Barbados, Curacao, Kenya, ZambiaSEE LESS

        VITALITEUPDATED MAY 2020

        VITALITE is next generation platform for community distribution and service in Africa, we address lack of access to basic services in low income, underserved communities of Zambia, Senegal and Malawi
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Lighting and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Lighting, Digital Finance, Energy, EnvironmentSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Zambia
        ZambiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$2,500,000 Funds Raised

        TeleTaleemUPDATED MAY 2020

        Ilm on Wheels
        FOCUS AREAS
        Digital Development, Education, Technology
        Digital Development, Education, TechnologySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Pakistan
        PakistanSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,500 Funds Raised

        UshahidiUPDATED MAY 2020

        Open Source Citizen Engagement Software Platform
        FOCUS AREAS
        Communication with Communities, Communications and Media, Conflict Response and 14 moreSEE ALL
        Communication with Communities, Communications and Media, Conflict Response, Data Collection/Needs Assessments, Data/Analytics, Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, Digital Development, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Displaced Persons & Migration Management, GIS/Mapping, Good Governance, Humanitarian Assistance, Refugees, Resilience, Response Technologies, Rule of Law and Human Rights, TechnologySEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,500,000 Funds Raised

        Agriworks UgandaUPDATED MAY 2020

        Irrigation For Hire for African Smallholders
        FOCUS AREAS
        Climate Change and Resilience, Technology, Agriculture and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Climate Change and Resilience, Technology, Agriculture, Economic Growth and Trade, ResilienceSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$142,516 Funds Raised

        AfriScoutUPDATED MAY 2020

        AfriScout revolutionizes the way pastoralists find pasture and water for their animals using the power of satellite and mobile technology.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture, Economic Growth and Trade, Peace and Resilience and 11 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Economic Growth and Trade, Peace and Resilience, Crowdsourcing and Open Source, Digital Development, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Disaster Risk Reduction, Displaced Persons & Migration Management, Environment, GIS/Mapping, Human Centered Design, Resilience, Technology, Water ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya
        Ethiopia, Tanzania, KenyaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$3,369,605 Funds Raised

        Esoko MexicoUPDATED MAY 2020

        Mobile Technologies for Smallholder Farmers
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture, Communications and Media, Digital Development and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Communications and Media, Digital Development, Digital Finance, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Public-Private PartnershipsSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Benin, Ghana, Kenya and 9 moreSEE ALL
        Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia, ZimbabweSEE LESS
        TO DATE$150,000 Funds Raised

        SunCulture AgroSolar Irrigation KitUPDATED MAY 2020

        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture, Energy, Solar
        Agriculture, Energy, SolarSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda, Somalia, Ethiopia and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Uganda, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, ZambiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$2,000,000 Funds Raised
        About USAID's Center for Digital Development

        The rapid development and adoption of digital technology are transforming industries, governments, economies, and societies. Digital ecosystems hold immense potential to help people live more free and prosperous lives. At the same time, digital transformation comes with the risk of increasing inequality, repression, and instability. Together with our partners, USAID works to end the need for foreign assistance through digitally supported programming that fosters partner countries’ self-reliance and maximizes the benefits, while managing the risks, that digital technology introduces into the lives of the communities we serve. To learn more about our work, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter.