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Global Leakage Summit 2018
Three key insights from the Global Leakage Summit 2018
Lorenza Geronimo | 16 April 2018

On 13 and 14 March, water leakage practitioners from all over the world convened at the Amba Hotel Marble Arch in London for the 9th Global Leakage Summit 2018

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Energy access
Halfway through our energy access competition: what have we learnt?
Lorenza Geronimo | 19 March 2018

In this blog post, we explore the lessons learnt so far from the Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition, whose first stage ended in January. This blog post was co-

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Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo Hong Kong
Six key achievements of our energy access competition
Lorenza Geronimo | 14 March 2018

The award of stage one of the Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition in January has provided us with the opportunity to reflect on the outcomes achieved so far.

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Ideas to Impact at Kenya Meteorological Society conference
Lorenza Geronimo | 06 March 2018

From 20 to 22 February 2018, Stephen Mutimba, from our Climate Information Prize (CIP) team, attended the 13th Kenya Meteorological Society (KMS) International

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What has the Evaluation team discovered so far about the Ideas to Impact prizes?
Ideas to Impact Team | 18 December 2017

While the Evaluation and Learning team’s main focus will be Ideas to Impact’s longer-term prizes or stage 2, we have been looking at what happened with stage 1

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Stage two applicants from across the world
Ideas to Impact prize applicants implementing innovative ideas across the world
Lorenza Geronimo | 27 November 2017

Since 2015, when the first of the Ideas to Impact innovation prizes launched, we have watched as each of the five innovation prizes has stimulated innovative

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Innovation Prizes and support to solvers – how much, how little?
Gabrielle Minkley | 09 August 2017

Several of Ideas to Impact’s prizes have moved into their longer, implementation stages where the demands on solvers are higher and the potential for positive

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The benefits of a collaborative approach to a prize Theory of Change
Ideas to Impact Team | 08 May 2017

Classic evaluation thinking, as distinct from monitoring or verification, requires the evaluator to make a systematic and objective assessment of the design,

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Designing Innovation Prizes in Development (video)
Ideas to Impact Team | 12 April 2017

In this short video we hear from the Ideas to Impact Prize Lead, Jonathan Slater, on the different ‘types’ of prizes within the programme and highlights the

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How do we do the right thing with Innovation Inducement Prizes?
Ideas to Impact Team | 12 April 2017

[This post is based on a presentation given by Cheryl Brown, for Ideas to Impact, at the Innovating in Development Learning Event in February 2017.] Is it a

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Getting the balance right for Inducement Prizes for Development
Ideas to Impact Team | 02 February 2017

Under Ideas to Impact, we define an innovation prize as ‘a financial incentive that induces change through competition.’ Unlike funding mechanisms like grants

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How and when should evaluation be brought into innovation prizes
Ideas to Impact Team | 20 December 2016

Previously we shared our thoughts on why prizes for development are interesting for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) practitioners and how evaluating them

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