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Innovating against poverty and inequality

The Fund for Innovation in Development aims to support promising ideas with high potential for impact against poverty and inequality, rigorously evaluate their effectiveness and accelerate their deployment on a larger scale.

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Evaluating innovative initiatives in synergy with the academic world

FID finances innovative initiatives led by all types of organisations including research institutions, NGOs, governments, companies, etc. Its unique funding methodology by incremental stages is adapted to the different phases of implementation and evaluation of innovations. This facilitates the deployment of solutions with rigorously tested and validated impacts.
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Our Missions

Supporting the innovation cycle of projects

FID provides support through a grant process structured in five stages, which correspond to the different phases of conceiving, validating, and deploying an innovation.

Acting as leverage for scale

FID supports the expansion of emerging or growing innovations by supporting the scaling up of proven solutions.

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Encouraging innovation wherever it comes from

FID accepts applications from all types of organisations. Only projects led by individuals or multilateral organisations are not eligible to apply.

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Our results

Key figures

  • 2700

    applications received since the opening of the call for proposals

  • 64

    innovative projects funded since 2021

  • 31M €

    committed by FID since 2021

  • 60%

    of projects funded in FID’s priority sectors: climate, gender, education, health

The projects

64supported innovations

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A community of digital relays to promote digital inclusion in Benin



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A multi-stakeholder platform to develop plastic waste collection in Senegal


Circular economy

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Improving emergency response with a network of trained community-based first responders in Nigeria  



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Drone technology to accelerate mangrove restoration in Ghana



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Learning in crisis: A tailored emotional management curriculum for students in Niger



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Insecticidal paints as a new malaria control tool in Tanzania



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A progressive property taxation scheme for greater tax equity in the DRC

Democratic Republic of Congo

Democracy and Governance

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A monitoring and evaluation system to help develop more effective educational programmes in Morocco



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Latest news

All our latest news

3 questions with Folake Owodunni on emergency care in Nigeria

Projects funded by FID

03 avril 2024

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Electric cooking to combat deforestation in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga National Park

Projects funded by FID

18 mars 2024

Vue du ciel du parc des Virunga

An event to celebrate FID's growth

16 février 2024

Job offer: Investment officer  - Impact evaluation expert

13 février 2024

Tontines in Cameroon: “The idea for TontineRe first came about from a feeling that we needed to address a form of mass social injustice and offer social protection to the most vulnerable people”  

Projects funded by FID

13 novembre 2023

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“Stigma surrounding mental health further prevents people from seeking help"

Projects funded by FID

09 octobre 2023

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FID at the Collège de France: "Placing evidence and innovation at the heart of development policy"


25 juillet 2023

Juliette Seban lors de la session FID au Collège de France

FID's event in Rabat: "Encouraging innovation to transform public policy"


24 juillet 2023

Les intervenant.e.s à l'événement du FID à Rabat devant un slide du FID

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