Innovation by the Numbers

The Innovation Exchange is the go to hub for innovation, funding, and connecting experts with innovators. This provides insight in to innovation and development efforts. Find key statistics below on what's happening on the Exchange.

5,447 Innovations created in 146 countries and implemented in 186 countries across 217 sectors and sub sectors.

Top Innovator Needs

Measured by the number of innovations requiring these skills.

1,711 Share your thoughts
867 Connect us with funding and resources
184 Provide resources, best practices, tool kits, research, data, etc
154 Become a partner
134 Test our innovation and provide feedback
129 Advised by the Exchange
94 Help with the marketing and socialization of the Exchange
92 Help us evaluate our impact
90 Assistance with the Press
86 Help us prototype our innovation

Top Sectors by Innovation

Measured by the number of innovations by sector.

2,390 Health
1,159 Education
961 Prevention & Vaccination
894 Digital Development & Enabling Technologies
875 Infectious & Vector Diseases
838 Agriculture
663 Medical Devices & Technology
593 Health Promotion
527 Energy
519 Economic Growth and Trade
890 Funding Opportunities available from over 139 funding organizations and individual donors.

Top Sectors

Measured in millions of dollars.

$497M Health
$307.5M Prevention & Vaccination
$261.7M Health Promotion
$254.8M eHealth and Health Systems & Finance
$232.6M Medical Devices & Technology
$139.1M Economic Growth and Trade
$115.5M Other
$99.5M Agriculture
$95.7M Education
$95.7M Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
18,040 collaborators, offering 23,452 skills to innovators to help them change the world.

Latest User Activity

The latest activity on the Exchange.

Saskia van Pelt has created the Innovation titled bla.
Allison Ettenger has created the Organization titled IMC Worldwide.
Allison Ettenger has created the Organization titled Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
Allison Ettenger has created the Organization titled Norad.
Allison Ettenger has created the Program titled InfoDev.
Allison Ettenger has created the Program titled XL Africa.
YPLearning Communications has created the Resource titled Systematic Review of Positive Youth Development Programs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.
Grace Bell has created the Funding Ops titled U.S. Department of State, Bureau of SCA: Seeking Proposals for Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka Program.
Grace Bell has created the Funding Ops titled U.S. Department of State, Bureau of SCA: Countering Trafficking in Persons in Sri Lanka.
Grace Bell has created the Funding Ops titled U.S. Department of State, Bureau of SCA: South Asia Regional Connectivity Program.
Grace Bell has created the Funding Ops titled EU Call for Proposals: EIDHR Country-Based Support Scheme for Uganda 2016-2017.
Grace Bell has created the Funding Ops titled The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia: Call for Proposals for Julia Taft Refugee Fund.
Grace Bell has created the Funding Ops titled USAID’s Global Development Alliance: Partnering to Accelerate Entrepreneurship (PACE) Initiative.
Megan Patterson has created the Funding Ops titled Partnering to Accelerate Entrepreneurship: Call of Ideas.
caleb wafula has created the Innovation titled water .

Top Skills

Top skills being offered by Exchange members.

1,151 Lead or participate with a local innovation group near you
1,134 Participate with research or a study
1,116 Provide feedback on an innovation
1,100 Share resources, best practices, tool kits, research, data, etc
1,028 Join an innovation team
1,022 Be the Exchange Point of Contact for your innovation
1,005 Be listed in a speakers bureau when event planners are looking for great speakers around innovation and development
874 Evaluate/Review an innovation
842 Test an innovation and provide feedback
838 Be a mentor
776 Organize a event at your organization, work, school
764 Speak and be refereed to the press
763 Help amplify calls to action, and other cool activities via your social network
753 Serve on a board of directors
746 Serve on the advisory group of the Exchange
683 Share my knowledge of the market
666 Be on call to assist with a global emergency
590 Training

Top Sectors

Top sectors by Exchange member interests

1,758 Economic Growth and Trade
1,718 Education
1,382 Health
1,361 Environment
1,233 Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance
1,201 Digital Development & Enabling Technologies
1,188 Agriculture
1,022 Energy
898 Gender
799 Youth

Latest User Connections

Top Regions

Exchange members by region

1,140 Africa
653 North America
613 Asia and Pacific
394 Latin America / Caribbean
367 Europe and Eurasia
251 Middle East
143 Indonesia