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Cross-sectoral interactions

How might we better identify links and co-benefits across the key sectors so that we can develop more strategic and sustainable integrated programs?

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Health, Nutrition, and Population

Water quality

What water quality detection and treatment technologies are being demonstrated as scalable? How can or should USAID support scale-up of such technologies?

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Energy Access, Renewables, and Infrastructure

Home or community-scale drinking water treatment systems

Ensure bacteriological, physical, and chemical water quality through local systems that are low cost, reliable, and easily maintained - While this is a last line of defense, in most of the developing world it is going to be extremely difficult if not impossible to deliver safe drinking water- there are simply too many things that can go wrong from source contamination through to contamination in distribution systems to ...more »

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Energy Access, Renewables, and Infrastructure

Integrated metering and commercial systems for water, sanitation and electricity utilities.

The most innovative S&T area for urban water, sanitation and electricity services in recent years has been integrated metering and commercial systems for water, sanitation and electricity utilities. This has been all the rage for private sector participation and for reformed public utilities. Getting customers into commercial databases, metering them, issuing bills and collecting bills is a key driver of making services ...more »

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Agriculture, Poverty, and Hunger

Cheaper, scalable ways to store, transport crops

I suggest finding cheaper ways to store crops and to transport fragile crops to markets (including perhaps re-usable transport containers).

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Open source software for development

How might we use open source software to achieve development goals?

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Agriculture, Poverty, and Hunger

Support Linking US Private Giving to Indigenous Development Initiatives

Support web-based information platform to unleash power of US economic engagement in developing countries. Allow private giving to link to indigenous development initiatives through user controlled Google Earth information layers so that private and non-profit entities can drill down to the information they are most interested in and see what actors are already engaged, what activities are underway, and how might they ...more »

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Health, Nutrition, and Population

Scaling up Misoprostol for Postpartum Hemorrhage

How might we scale up the use of Misoprostol for the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage quickly, safely and sustainably?

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Scaling up Fortified Products for Diet Diversity

How might we scale up the use of multiple micronutrient powders, lipid nutrient supplements and biofortification quickly, safely and sustainably?

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