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Partnership is in our DNA.
If we want to solve the most intractable development challenges, we can't do it alone.

USAID TB Program. A staff member  works at the Jayapura Health   Laboratory
USAID TB Program. A staff member works at the Jayapura Health Laboratory

The U.S. Global Development Lab (the Lab) works with entrepreneurs, local innovators, corporations, NGOs, universities, foundations, diaspora groups, students, scientists, and research institutions to jointly support local solutions to global problems.  If you are excited about the Lab’s vision and want to be a part of it, here are ways you can get involved:

Respond to a challenge or funding opportunity

A great idea can come from anyone, anywhere—from a seamstress in Baltimore, to an Argentinian car mechanic. The Lab hosts open calls for innovation, challenge competitions, and prizes to source new ideas, approaches and technologies to end extreme poverty. Explore How to Work with USAID to learn more about the specific opportunities that are best suited to you or your organization. You can also find open calls at: and

Partner with the Lab

We build partnerships that leverage the combined expertise, assets and resources of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to deliver sustainable, cost-effective, and results-oriented development solutions. Find out how you can Build a Partnership with Us and learn more about how USAID works with the private and nonprofit sectors.

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