The development sector faces particular hurdles that derive from the complexity of global problems. Difficulties in changing the behavior of beneficiaries, the barriers encountered in scaling, failure to respond to change, and the challenge of properly measuring impact are getting more and more inevitable in the development world. Nevertheless, the development sector needs an innovative mindset and, to the same extent, a innovative programming strategy.
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 cost-effective, impactful programming by actively engaging beneficiaries, creative industries and development practitioners in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Our modus operandi is putting social impact at the heart of our daily operations, determined by our full commitment to tackling the world’s biggest problems.
Our strength is bringing reputable technical experts to the table to come up with 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.
We believe in and strive for a world where all innovative and feasible means and approaches are designed and adopted to create more resilient communities and a more inclusive world. For that purpose, I4D teams up with strategists, data scientists, development practitioners, innovation architects, humanitarian workers, city planners, gender specialists, and technology geeks.