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A practical handbook for using prizes to help solve development challenges

While innovation inducement prizes have a historic pedigree, particularly in the early development of aviation, they have only...

News

New publication series kicks off with focus on transformational change

We are delighted to launch our Think Pieces – a new series of publications where we explore the challenging questions that...

Think Piece

Learning to evaluate transformational change – Itad Think Piece 01

We urgently need a low carbon and climate-resilient future. Incremental adaptation may no longer be enough –...

News

The benefits of community-driven development

A new paper published in the Journal of Flood Risk Management explores the costs and benefits of resilience interventions in...

Blog

Can innovation prizes improve lives for the poorest?

After six years, the UKAid-funded Ideas to Impact programme has come to an end, yielding an impressive amount of lessons on...

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Rising to the challenge: How to get the best value from using prizes to drive innovation for development

An innovation inducement prize enables funders to pursue development goals without them having to know in advance which...

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Evaluating the results of innovation prizes for development: reflections and recommendations from practice

The incidence of using prizes (of any kind) to achieve social and development goals is increasing (Evanoff, 2018). And yet...

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Evaluating the value for money of Ideas to Impact’s innovation inducement prizes

From 2014 to 2019, the Ideas to Impact (I2I) action-research programme has been designing, implementing and testing a series...

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Mobilising private finance into low-carbon markets: Insights from the UK’s International Climate Finance

To tackle the global climate crisis and achieve a worldwide low-carbon transition, it will be essential to stimulate the...

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Mobilising private finance through demonstration effects – Compass PE2 Final Report

International Climate Finance (ICF) is a core component of the United Kingdom’s contribution to developed countries’...

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Mobilising private finance through demonstration effects – Compass PE2 Technical Report

The United Kingdom (UK) is firmly committed, alongside other developed countries, to contribute to the mobilisation of US$100...

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Executive Summary: Mobilising private finance through demonstration effects – Compass PE2 Final Report

This is the executive summary of the Compass PE2 final report 'Mobilising private finance through demonstration effects'.

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2018-19 Global leap off-grid cold chain challenge

The Global LEAP Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge (OGCCC) was launched in August 2018 as part of the Ideas to Impact programme to...

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The sanitation challenge for Ghana: Making urban sanitation a political priority – Summary

This summary describes what I2I learned about the value of using prizes to influence the policy environment for liquid waste...

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The sanitation challenge for Ghana: Making urban sanitation a political priority – Brief

The Sanitation Challenge for Ghana was a competition that ran in Ghana between 2015 and 2019 to encourage local governments...

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Sanitation challenge for Ghana Dignified City Award (Stage 2) – Final evaluation report

This summary describes what I2I learned about the value of using prizes to influence the policy environment for liquid waste...