The Adaptation at Scale Prize Prize (A@S) aimed to encourage participating organisations to increase the impact of their interventions aimed at helping Nepalese communities to cope with climate change.
A@S is one of a number of innovation prizes under the UK Aid-funded Ideas to Impact programme, which was established to test the value of using innovation prizes to achieve international development outcomes, often to encourage people to act differently over months or years.
The programme’s evaluators at Itad are supporting Ideas to Impact to understand if such prizes worked as intended, and when and where they could be useful as a funding mechanism for international development, compared to other forms of funding, such as grants.
The A@S evaluation report explores what happened when Ideas to Impact tried using prizes in Nepal to help people adapt to climate change.
For a quick overview of the A@S prize, its achievements and lessons learned, check out this brief.