Shaping the future: Our strategy for research and innovation in humanitarian response.

A global organisation that finds solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation..
Our purpose is clear: we work in partnership with a global community of humanitarian actors, researchers and innovators to improve the quality of humanitarian action and deliver better outcomes for people affected by crises.
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In 2016 we launched our first round of funding for scale through our Journey to Scale. We provided funding, support and guidance to three promising humanitarian innovation projects with the specific aim of accelerating their scale journey.

Watch our wrap-up video to get the full ‘Journey to Scale’ story, meet the people we supported, the changes they made and the lessons we learnt:

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Our work on scale goes beyond this funding. We’ve also been stepping up our work to address some of the systemic challenges that prevent innovations from achieving the most impact, starting with our Too Tough To Scale? report.

We also answer questions such as ‘How do you sell your innovation to a large INGO?’ and ‘What are the challenges of assessing impact when scaling?’ in our scaling humanitarian innovation blog series.

Referenced Resources

Report Innovation Management, Scale

Too Tough to Scale? Challenges to scaling innovation in the humanitarian sector

Tool Innovation Management

Humanitarian Innovation Guide

Learn about all of our scale work

Find out more about all our scale work: from supporting on-the-ground projects, to championing systematic change and providing tools and guidance to others.

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Get advice with our Scaling blog series

Read our Scaling Humanitarian Innovation blog series, where we delve deeper and unpack some of the most pressing barriers to scale.

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