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The Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) is the first-ever program dedicated to developing methods for product evaluation in global development.

Led by an interdisciplinary team at MIT, CITE draws upon diverse expertise to evaluate products using a 3-S methodology to develop a deep understanding of what makes products successful in emerging markets:

  • Suitability — does a product perform its intended purpose?
  • Scalability — can the supply chain effectively reach consumers?
  • Sustainability — is a product used correctly, consistently & continuously over time?