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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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Why innovation prizes for development are interesting to evaluate
Ideas to Impact Team | 08 August 2016

Do innovation prizes work in development? What is their value and use, especially compared to other forms of funding? What pitfalls and dilemmas might prize

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VIDEO: What is Climate Change Adaptation?
Ideas to Impact Team | 05 August 2016

Technical Advisors for the Climate Change Adaptation prize theme, Lars Otto Naes and Fatema Rajabali discuss the concepts behind it and its importance in

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Dreampipe II: Real time adaptation of an innovation prize
Ideas to Impact Team | 31 May 2016

Froeydis Gording, the Dreampipe Prize Manager reflects on the adaptive journey of the Dreampipe Challenge into Dreampipe II. Stage 1 of the Dreampipe

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Learning to expect the unexpected: First Prize Award Lessons
Ideas to Impact Team | 30 March 2016

Our first prize has been awarded under the Ideas to Impact programme. The “Cylinder Prize” offered cash incentives to find high value alternative uses to

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VIDEO: Innovation Prizes for Energy Access
Ideas to Impact Team | 22 September 2015

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Can Innovation Prizes Encourage Innovation in Policy?
Ideas to Impact Team | 10 August 2015

Ideas to Impact is testing a big idea: Innovation prizes can make a significant contribution to solving longstanding development problems and so make a

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Expanding LPG access in Ghana: do innovation prizes have a role?
Ideas to Impact Team | 23 June 2015

Energy Access Theme Leader, Simon Collings, introduces the LPG access prize concept... It's the end of April and Accra is hot and humid, the roads clogged

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Prizing for the last mile: can financial rewards induce new and effective means of getting transformative development solutions to scale?
Ideas to Impact Team | 12 March 2015

I’ve been interested in the scope for using innovation prizes in development for several years, having carried out an Evidence Review on the topic for DFID in

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