New USAID Tool for Investing in Your Digital Development Solution
Many USAID activities implement digital solutions to make development more adaptive, efficient, and responsive to citizens and decision-makers.
Using ICT4D solutions can help USAID improve the effectiveness and efficiency of activities and support partner countries on their journey to self-reliance through increased information sharing and improved government and civil society capacity. Over time, USAID has learned that these investments often face predictable challenges that can be addressed at the design phase.
The new USAID Digital Investment Review Tool is designed for mission staff to ensure that USAID and its implementing partners consider best practices, based on the Principles for Digital Development, when developing digital systems. This tool is intended to support work planning, either on a stand-alone activity such as an e-government solution, or on a component of an activity such as a market information system within an agricultural development program.