By Peter Dizikes
MIT, along with six other universities, is a member of a new partnership with USAID to help alleviate poverty in the developing world through the use of science and technology. There are two major components of this partnership; the Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) will evaluate technologies and the International Development Innovation Network (IDIN) will create a network to develop and disseminate technologies in the developing world. SSRC will be part of this groundbreaking interdisciplinary effort.
For more information, please see:
- MIT News: MIT a linchpin of major new USAID program
- The Boston Globe: MIT wins USAID award to help developing countries
- Boston Herald: MIT lands $25M to help develop tech to fight poverty
- The Tech: $25 million for international development initiatives: Funding from USAID will support projects in DUSP, D-Lab, Sloan, ESD, Course 2, and the PSC
- Science Magazine: A 'DARPA' approach to U.S. foreign aid Video highlighting this work and the framework MIT is bringing to the international development world.