Trending This Spring: Innovation in Global Development

Saving lives and making our aid dollars more effective with gizmos, gadgets, and groundbreaking partnerships was front and center last week during the launch of USAID’s new Global Development Lab. The goal of the Lab is to improve or save the lives of more than 200 million people in the next five years. But how? The Lab brings together multiple government offices, initiatives, and competitions for new development partners under one digital roof “to invent, test, and scale the most promising and cost effective solutions to end extreme poverty,” said USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah during the launch event. Looking outward, the Lab is designed to engage “a global community of inventors, academics, researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate leaders in science and technology.”

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