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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 approaches or...

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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 there is a dearth of...

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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 fill information...

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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 management (LWM) in...

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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 management (LWM) in...

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2016-17 global leap off-grid refrigerator competition (round 1) – Follow-up review

The 2016-17 Global LEAP Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition (Round 1) aimed to transform the global market for off-grid refrigerators by...

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Ideas to Impact – The Dreampipe Challenge: Final Evaluation Report

The Dreampipe Challenge was a competition that aimed to increase funding of activities designed to reduce non-revenue water (NRW). NRW is the...

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The Climate Information Prize: Tekeleza (Stage 2)

The Climate Information Prize (CIP) sought to incentivise the development and implementation of innovative Climate Information Services (CISs)...

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Using Innovation Inducement Prizes for Development: What more has been learned?

The main purpose of I2I’s evaluations is to find out for what purposes and in which settings IIPs are particularly useful in development, and...

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Brief: The Climate Information Prize: Helping Kenyans to Adapt to Climate Change

The Climate Information Prize (CIP) was a competition that ran in Kenya between 2015 and 2018. It aimed to encourage local innovators to develop...

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The Climate Information Prize: Helping Kenyans to Adapt to Climate Change

The Climate Information Prize (CIP) sought to incentivise the development and implementation of innovative climate information services (CISs)...

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What has the evaluation team discovered so far about the Ideas to Impact prizes?

In this blog post, Ideas to Impact's evaluators share their findings from the assessment of the first round of prizes and lessons learnt from...

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Ideas to Impact, LPG Cylinder Prize: Evaluation Report

The Cylinder Prize ran for two months from July 2015 and was one of three prizes designed to support the planned reform of Liquid Petroleum Gas...

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Ideas to Impact, LPG Cylinder Prize: Evaluation Report Summary

The Cylinder Prize ran for two months from July 2015 and was one of three prizes designed to support the planned reform of Liquid Petroleum Gas...

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Innovation prizes and support to solvers – how much, how little?

Here we discuss the challenges of running innovation prizes for development and the questions around additional support to solvers and value for...

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How and when should evaluation be brought into innovation prizes

Ideas to Impact’s evaluation team reflects on why prizes for development may require a new way of working for evaluators.