Scaling Digital Development

DAI implements the $90 million USAID-funded Digital Frontiers project, which works closely with the development community to identify successful and sustainable digital development approaches and scale their impact globally.

About Digital Frontiers

Across the developing world, digital technologies are accelerating change at every level of society. The challenge is that, to date, these solutions have not matched the pace and scale of the problems they address.

Digital Frontiers is a buy-in mechanism available to Bureaus and Missions of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). We work closely with several Bureaus, particularly the USAID Development, Democracy, and Innovations Bureau (DDI) and the Innovation, Technology, and Research Hub (ITR); 35+ USAID Missions; the private sector; and international and local development organizations around the world.

Digital Frontiers works to advance the goals of USAID's Digital Strategy and helps USAID have greater impact across its development portfolio by advancing digital tools and approaches in the areas of digital finance, digital inclusion, cybersecurity, digital literacy, ICT policy, emerging technology, and digital agriculture.


Featured Initiatives


WomenConnect Challenge

The USAID WCC, implemented by DAI, is a global call for solutions to improve women’s participation in everyday life by meaningfully changing the ways women access and use technology. To date, USAID

Digital Strategy

Digital Strategy

USAID’s first-ever Digital Strategy charts an Agency-wide approach to development in a rapidly evolving digital age.

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Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership

The Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership (DCCP) is a whole-of-government initiative that aims to: Expand and increase secure Internet access in targeted emerging markets by enabling

Resources Library

Digital Frontiers maintains a library of resources related to and created during various projects and buy-ins. Below you can find three featured resources from our recent work. Browse our resources...