Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the winners of its 2018 Digital Development Awards (Digi Awards), which recognize USAID projects’ innovative use of digital technologies and data to advance international development. USAID helps developing countries with their journey to self-reliance by empowering them with digital tools that enable them to build their commitment and capacity to solve their own development challenges.
The five winners of the 2018 Digi Awards are:
These five projects represent USAID’s commitment to working with governments, the private sector, and communities to ensure that everyone benefits from and is included in the rapidly expanding digital economy.
Over 140 applications from around the world were received. Each project was judged on its ability to successfully integrate digital technology and the Principles for Digital Development into program design, strengthen the digital ecosystem, build lasting digital capacity, and promote self-reliance and resiliency within the local community.