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Latin America; Middle East / North Africa; Subsaharan Africa; India; Southeast Asia; Central Asia

USAID DIV Stage III - Transition to Scale Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) is an innovation fund within USAID that sources, tests, and supports the growth of proven, cost-effective interventions. DIV selects investments through a year-round innovation competition that is open to ideas in any country and sector, from any type of organization or individual, and at any period of growth from early stage to scale. Stage 3 funding of up to $15,000,000 transitions rigorously proven solutions to scale

Biz. Plan Comp / Contest

OVERVIEW

Description

DIV looks for compelling new development solutions in a year-round competition, rigorously tests them, and helps scale those that are proven successful to reach millions of beneficiaries around the world. The DIV competition accepts proposals from anyone, anywhere; in any sector and any country; at any stage of growth; and any day of the year.

FUNDING TYPES AND CRITERIA

Provides direct investment

INVESTMENT RANGE:

$1,500,000 - $15,000,000

FUND SIZE:

$25,000,000

INTERESTED IN THESE SECTORS

Agriculture; Arts, Culture, Handicrafts; Civic Participation; Clean and Green Technology; Communications / Media / ICT; Disabilities; Disaster Recovery; Distribution / Supply Chain; Education; Employment, Livelihood, Income Generation; Energy; Enterprise Development, SME; Environment, Climate Change; Fair Trade, Organic Products; Financial Serv./Inclusion, Microfinance; Food and Nutrition; Health; Housing, Shelter, Homelessness; Mobile; Natural Resources / Conservation; Peace and Security; Sanitation, Waste Management; Tech; Training, Technical Assistance Services; Water; Web, SaaS, Online Tech; Women, Girls

Stages

  • 5) Starting to See Strong Revenue Traction
  • 6) Solidifying Operations
  • 7) Rapid Growth
  • 8) Exit or Mature Business

social vs. financial return preference

  • 3: Balanced

Types of entities

  • For Profit
  • Non-Profit
  • Hybrid
  • Other

providing funding for these regions

  • Latin America
  • Middle East / North Africa
  • Subsaharan Africa
  • India
  • Southeast Asia
  • Central Asia

funding types

  • Grants / Donations

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