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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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Key figures

A tangible impact

  • 2500

    applications received since the opening of the call for proposals

  • 49

    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

49supported innovations

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



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

Sierra Leone


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



Champ d'exploitation du coton

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



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Contributing to the socio-professional rehabilitation of detainees using effective multimedia educational services 



Process unsold avocados into valuable new products to support smallholder farmers in Kenya


Economic Development

Building a sustainable system of agricultural extension around schools in Liberia



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Stoves fired with shea shells to reduce the environmental impact of shea production in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso


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Latest news

All our latest news

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

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


13 juillet 2023

intervention de l'Ambassadeur de France au Maroc

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


10 juillet 2023

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FID at IFAD's Innovation Day


08 juin 2023

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


08 juin 2023

An impact evaluation summer school for African researchers and project leaders


09 juin 2023

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