Our modus operandi is putting social impact at the heart of our daily operations, determined by our full commitment to tackling some of the world’s biggest problems.
Our strength is bringing reputable technical experts to the table to create sector-shaping tools and state-of-the-art development solutions framed by social innovation.
Our added value is listening to the people we serve. Scale-up planning for groundbreaking interventions with the active involvement of all stakeholders—both affecting and affected parties—is our indispensable commitment to the impact ecosystem.
The development sector faces particular hurdles that derive from the complexity of global problems. Difficulties in changing the mindset and behavior of beneficiaries, the barriers encountered in scaling, failure to respond to change, and the challenge of properly measuring impact are becoming more and more inevitable in the development world. Nevertheless, the development sector needs an innovative mindset and, to the same extent, innovative programming strategies.
Innovation for Development (I4D) was founded to answer the fundamental question: How can we generate innovative ideas and develop better responses to the world’s toughest problems?
At I4D, we specialize in complex and challenging environments. We provide policy-relevant insights and deliver, impactful programming by actively engaging beneficiaries, creative industries and development practitioners in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Sevgi Şairoğlu Sezginer
Communications and Storytelling Lead
Suhael Al Owis
Digital Marketing &
Şimal Çınar Zurnacı
I4D cooperates with a range of actors in the field to incite innovation and ensure continuity of support and longevity of impact, some of which include:
As Building Markets, we have increased the digital visibility and resilience of 16 of our SMEs with the digital transformation support provided by I4D, and we believe that the digital support to be provided to SMEs in the coming period is very critical.
The digital resilience and transformation service I4D offers to SMEs has brought Building Markets one step closer to its localization goal, which is one of the sustainability goals in Turkey.
Program Services Director at Building Markets