The primary focus of the Global Broadband and Innovations (GBI) Program is to provide leadership on a range of information and communication technology (ICT) related activities across USAID’s development portfolio. This includes not only infrastructure, but also the leveraging of that infrastructure to support broadband and mobile network-enabled applications for programs including education, health, agriculture, and economic growth.
The GBI Program focuses strategically on two priority areas:
A fundamental component of achieving this second priority is the leveraging of public-private partnerships (PPPs). Toward this end, the GBI Program and NetHope have come together to form the GBI Alliance. This relationship places a priority on the second of these two focus area, recognizing that within the NetHope ecosystem, there is a connectivity component as well.