Welcome to the UNDP Innovation Facility

 

Development challenges are increasingly complex, inter-connected and the pace of change is unprecedented. As these changes affect all countries across the globe, it becomes more important for development organizations to be able to respond to complex challenges with agile and flexible solutions, and shift away from business as usual. Since 2012 UNDP has been investing in exploring innovation by providing seed-funding to initiatives with the belief that innovation happens through practical explorations of new ways to address old problems.

Learn more about the Facility and browse innovative initiatives supported around the globe. You can search, sort and filter projects via controls on the right-hand side of the page.

To stay up to date on UNDP’s innovation work, visit undp.org/innovation.  Also, follow #inno4dev and @UNDP_innovation on social media for real-time updates!

 

  1. Bhutan: Gamification for Youth Employment

    by UNDP

    Playing games for youth employment ...

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    Early stage GAMIFICATION
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  2. Bhutan:“Virtual Zomdu” Bringing Parliament to People

    by UNDP

    Using video conferences to enable citizens and parliamentarians to me ...

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    Early stage CROWDSOURCING
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  3. China: E-waste Application turning Trash to Cash

    by UNDP

    innovative solutions to trash to cash through mobile phone app ...

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    Early stage BIG DATA
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  4. Global: Urban Innovation

    by UNDP

    Urban Innovation Futures workshop to discuss challenges and opportuni ...

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    Early stage FORESIGHT
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  5. Indonesia: Advancing Operations Business Processes - One Gate Service System

    by UNDP

    A proposed integrated system to ensure timely and accurate cost recov ...

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    Early stage APP
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  6. Indonesia: Post Disaster Needs Assessment Data Collection Mobile App

    by UNDP

    Data collection mobile App for disaster risk reduction ...

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    Early stage APP
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  7. Malaysia: Vehicle number plates for Tiger conservation

    by UNDP

    Conservation Vehicle Number Plates as additional funding for Conserva ...

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    Early stage HUMAN CENTRED DESIGN
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  8. Mongolia: Turning Garbage to Gold in Urban Outskirts

    by UNDP

    Setting up their system for recyclable waste collection in low-income ...

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    Early stage SENSING, CROWDSOURCING, DESIGN THINKING
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  9. Montenegro: Open Ideas for Beautiful Montenegro

    by UNDP

    a conduit for civic activism asking the most inspired innovators ...

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    Early stage CHALLENGE, CROWDSOURCING
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