The authors have developed this guide to support practical decision-making by project managers throughout the development sector. The guide’s focus is on promoting the responsible use of ML/AI in development and humanitarian work, without assuming background expertise in data science or digital programming. Earlier this year, USAID published its Digital Strategy. The aim of this guide is to provide practical resources for the development community that engender an informed, thoughtful approach to using ML/AI and to support development practitioners in actively shaping effective and responsible digital programming.


This report is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of DAI.

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