U.S. Global Development Lab

U.S. Global Development Lab

The U.S. Global Development Lab is a new entity within USAID that brings together a diverse set of partners to discover, test, and scale breakthrough solutions to achieve what human progress has only now made possible -- the end of extreme poverty by 2030. But we can't do it alone. Let's co-create a sustainable future for everyone.

At a Glance

Members 36
Partners 1

Organization Type

  • Government


1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

Organization Mission

The Lab's focus is twofold:

  • To produce breakthrough development innovations by sourcing, testing, and scaling proven solutions to reach hundreds of millions of people
  • To accelerate the transformation of the development enterprise by opening development to people everywhere with good ideas, promoting new and deepening existing partnerships, bringing data and evidence to bear, and harnessing scientific and technological advances.

Area of Focus

  • Find new ideas for solving development challenges.
  • Improve millions of lives by speeding up the adoption of the most promising proven breakthrough innovations. 
  • Foster catalytic networks and engage non-traditional stakeholders to identify, address, and propose solutions for development challenges and build evidence for better development.
  • Proactively seek to build partnerships which leverage the combined skills, assets, technologies, and resources of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to deliver sustainable development impact.
  • Use science, technology, innovation, and partnerships as tools to accelerate USAID’s development objectives around the world.
  • Strengthen USAID’s evidence base and build its capacity to apply cutting-edge data analysis and research to measure and improve development impacts.


These Hands

These Hands

These Hands is committed to improving the livelihoods of the poor in rural communities of the...


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