The Climate Information Prize (CIP) sought to incentivise the development and implementation of innovative climate information services (CISs) for the poorest and most vulnerable people in Kenya.
The CIP was delivered by IMC Worldwide and Cardno as the local implementing agent and was designed by the Institute of Development Studies. It is one of a number of innovation prizes under Ideas to Impact, a DFID-funded programme.
The programme was established to test the value of using innovation prizes to achieve international development outcomes, often to encourage people to act differently over months or years.
As the programme’s evaluators, Itad is supporting Ideas to Impact to understand if such prizes worked as intended, and when and where they could be useful as a funding mechanism for international development, compared to other forms of funding, such as grants.