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A priority for Ideas to Impact is to share learning and produce robust evidence on the value and use of prizes in a development context. Sharing our experiences and learning on the challenges and pitfalls of innovation prizes for development and social change, and on designing and running innovation prizes for development, in the hope that others may be able to learn from our experiences.
LPG Cylinder Prize winning solution: WATER FILTRATION & PURIFICATION SYSTEM
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Author: Ideas to Impact

As part of the Ideas to Impact Energy Access prize, the LPG Cylinder Prize launched on July 7, 2015, focused on inducing innovations for recycling liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders across Sub Saharan Africa. 

Here we share one of the winning solutions.

LPG Cylinder Prize winning solution: "Skoon" Cooking stove
Author: Ideas to Impact

As part of the Ideas to Impact Energy Access prize, the LPG Cylinder Prize launched on July 7, 2015, focused on inducing innovations for recycling liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders across Sub Saharan Africa. 

Here we share one of the winning solutions.

LPG Cylinder Prize winning solution: ROCKET STOVES AS AN APPLICATION FOR LPG CYLINDERS
Author: Ideas to Impact

As part of the Ideas to Impact Energy Access prize, the LPG Cylinder Prize launched on July 7, 2015, focused on inducing innovations for recycling liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders across Sub Saharan Africa. 

Here we share one of the winning solutions.

LPG Cylinder Prize winning solution: DUEL INPUT HIGH-EFFICIENCY ROCKET STOVE
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Author: Ideas to Impact

As part of the Ideas to Impact Energy Access prize, the LPG Cylinder Prize launched on July 7, 2015, focused on inducing innovations for recycling liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders across Sub Saharan Africa. 

Here we share one of the winning solutions.

LPG Cylinder Prize winning solution: PILE FOUNDATIONS OF BRIDGES AND BUILDINGS
Author: Ideas to Impact

As part of the Ideas to Impact Energy Access prize, the LPG Cylinder Prize launched on July 7, 2015, focused on inducing innovations for recycling liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders across Sub Saharan Africa. 

Here we share one of the winning solutions.

LPG Cylinder Prize Winning Solution: DESIGN OF A LOW COST ABSORPTION REFRIGERATOR
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Author: Ideas to Impact

As part of the Ideas to Impact Energy Access prize, the LPG Cylinder Prize launched on July 7, 2015, focused on inducing innovations for recycling liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders across Sub Saharan Africa. 

Here we share one of the winning solutions.

 

LPG Cylinder Prize winning Solution: RECYCLED LPG VESSELS USED AS SUBSTITUTES OF STEEL REBARS IN REINFORCED CONCRETE
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Author: Ideas to Impact

As part of the Ideas to Impact Energy Access prize, the LPG Cylinder Prize launched on July 7, 2015, focused on inducing innovations for recycling liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders across Sub Saharan Africa. 

Here we share one of the winning solutions.
 

LPG Cylinder Prize: Evaluation Report Summary
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Author: Cheryl Brown

The Cylinder Prize ran for two months from July 2015, and was one of three prizes designed to support the planned reform of Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) distribution in Ghana. 

The purpose of these evaluations is to make learning about innovation prizes and challenges tested by the programme available to key stakeholders. The primary objective of this evaluation is to analyse and report on the success or failure of the Cylinder Prize to achieve its intended results. 

This is a summary of the full evaluation report, also available. 

LPG Cylinder Prize: Evaluation Report
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Author: Cheryl Brown

The Cylinder Prize ran for two months from July 2015, and was one of three prizes designed to support the planned reform of Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) distribution in Ghana. 

The evaluation of the Cylinder Prize was carried out by Itad, the evaluation partner for Ideas to Impact and is the smallest of the prize-level evaluations for the programme. The purpose of these evaluations is to make learning about innovation prizes and challenges tested by the programme available to key stakeholders. The primary objective of this evaluation is to analyse and report on the success or failure of the Cylinder Prize to achieve its intended results. 

How should we assess the Value for Money of Innovation Prizes for development?
Presentations
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Author: Cheryl Brown

This presentation demonstrates the Ideas to Impact programme findings so far on how to assess the value for money of innovation prizes in development. The findings are based on experience of delivering and continuing to evaluate five innovation prizes, along with desk-based research of other modalities, such as Challenges or Results-based Payments. 

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Innovating in Development: Workshop Report
Research Papers
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Author: Isabel Vogel, Gabrielle Minkley

This report summarises the rich discussions, learning, case studies and practical tools generated at the 2day Innovating in Development Learning Event held in February 2017.

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Innovating in Development Learning Event: Challenge Brief
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Author: Isabel Vogel

This Challenge Brief summarises emerging insights on the topic of innovating in development from operational experience to inform discussions at the Innovating in Development Learning Event held in February 2017.

Highlighting where are currently in the field of innovating in development, and exploring the broad issues and insights around scaling, replication and diffusion, and the inter-related topics of innovation ecosystems and risk.

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Innovation prizes for energy access
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Innovation prizes for water and sanitation
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Innovation prizes for climate change adaptation
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Innovation prizes: a guide for use in a developing country context
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A role for innovation prizes to support adaptation to climate change?
Research Papers
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Author: Mipsie Marshall and Lars Otto Naess
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Stimulating solutions to energy access through the use of innovation prizes
Research Papers
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Author: Simon Collings
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Can innovation prizes help address water and sanitation challenges?
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Author: Sophie Tremolet