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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

  • 2500

    applications received since the opening of the call for proposals

  • 53

    innovative projects funded since 2021

  • 22,5M €

    committed by FID since 2021

  • 60%

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

The projects

53supported innovations

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An innovative technology for transfusion to mitigate the impacts of blood shortage in Nigeria



A classroom program in India aimed at improving students' well-being for better academic outcomes



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Agro-meteorological assistance in Tanzania to increase the resilience of farming communities to climate challenges



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A solution to provide low-income populations with sustainable access to preventive and curative healthcare in Togo



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A nutritional program to improve pregnant women’s health and their newborns’ in Benin



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A blended finance model to enable hospitals’ access to reliable electricity

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Localize small-scale cotton ginning processes to improve the income of rural cotton growers in Kenya



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Improve the decision-making process of the Ministry of Grassroots Development, Youth and Youth Employment to reduce poverty in Togo  



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Latest news

All our latest news

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

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Summer school 2023: "The summer school enabled us to enhance our knowledge of impact"


13 juillet 2023

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IFAD Innovation Day: "Facilitating links between research and innovation"


10 juillet 2023

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An impact evaluation summer school for African researchers and project leaders


09 juin 2023

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FID at the Collège de France: Esther Duflo’s  chair position “Poverty and Public Policy”


08 juin 2023

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