DIWA’s mission is to improve lives through innovative research that inspires positive social change.
DIWA is a hub for research on global development. Our large, interdisciplinary network–including a growing number of scholars from low and middle-income countries–identifies and tests innovations designed to reduce poverty and promote development. DIWA researchers use rigorous evaluations, tools from data science, and new measurement technologies to assess the impacts of large-scale social and economic development programs. Through careful matchmaking, competitive grant-making, and research dissemination activities, DIWA ensures that the scientific evidence we produce improves the lives of people living in poverty