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.

4,758 Innovations created in 138 countries and implemented in 184 countries across 213 sectors and sub sectors.

Top Innovator Needs

Measured by the number of innovations requiring these skills.

1,688 Share your thoughts
690 Connect us with funding and resources
119 Provide resources, best practices, tool kits, research, data, etc
106 Become a partner
98 Test our innovation and provide feedback
79 Advised by the Exchange
68 Help with the marketing and socialization of the Exchange
66 Assistance with the Press
61 Help us evaluate our impact
60 Participate with research or a study

Top Sectors by Innovation

Measured by the number of innovations by sector.

2,221 Health
1,038 Education
945 Prevention & Vaccination
858 Infectious & Vector Diseases
756 Digital Development & Enabling Technologies
667 Agriculture
643 Medical Devices & Technology
568 Health Promotion
492 Health Metrics & Evaluation
445 Energy
698 Funding Opportunities available from over 127 funding organizations and individual donors.

Top Sectors

Measured in millions of dollars.

$231M Health
$133.9M Economic Growth and Trade
$114.3M Other
$88.6M Education
$81.4M Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
$76.4M Prevention & Vaccination
$71.9M Agriculture
$47.6M Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance
$47.4M Environment
$43.3M Digital Development & Enabling Technologies
16,465 collaborators, offering 19,041 skills to innovators to help them change the world.

Latest User Activity

The latest activity on the Exchange.

Fernando Maldonado has created the Resource titled The Liberia Case: Accelerating Markets by Enabling G2P/P2G Payments .
Liam Brown has created the Funding Ops titled Saving Lives at Birth (Round 7).
Zohra Coday has created the Innovation titled Child Empowerment International .
Grace Bell has created the Funding Ops titled Asia Education Initiative (AEI) Grants.
Grace Bell has created the Funding Ops titled The Mary Kay Foundation: Domestic Violence Shelter Grant.
Grace Bell has created the Funding Ops titled RWJF’s Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Program.
YPLearning Communications has created the Event titled Webinar: What is the state of evidence for adolescent sexual and reproductive health programming? Results from an evidence gap map.
YPLearning Communications has created the Event titled Youth Engagement Community of Practice Meeting.
Eric Phamdo has created the Funding Ops titled United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture.
Eric Phamdo has created the Funding Ops titled UN Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery.
Eric Phamdo has created the Funding Ops titled Overbrook Foundation Grants.
Eric Phamdo has created the Funding Ops titled Norwegian Human Rights Fund.
Eric Phamdo has created the Funding Ops titled Rory Peck Training Fund.
Marissa Gillwald has created the Funding Ops titled UNAOC Youth Solidarity Fund.
YPLearning Communications has created the Resource titled Interventions to Improve the Labour Market Outcomes of Youth: A Systematic Review of Training, Entrepreneurship Promotion, Employment Services and Subsidized Employment Interventions.

Top Skills

Top skills being offered by Exchange members.

918 Provide feedback on an innovation
915 Participate with research or a study
914 Lead or participate with a local innovation group near you
900 Share resources, best practices, tool kits, research, data, etc
818 Join an innovation team
817 Be the Exchange Point of Contact for your innovation
809 Be listed in a speakers bureau when event planners are looking for great speakers around innovation and development
700 Evaluate/Review an innovation
693 Be a mentor
667 Test an innovation and provide feedback
628 Help amplify calls to action, and other cool activities via your social network
628 Speak and be refereed to the press
623 Serve on a board of directors
622 Organize a event at your organization, work, school
607 Serve on the advisory group of the Exchange
548 Be on call to assist with a global emergency
540 Share my knowledge of the market
483 Help with the marketing and socialization of the Exchange

Top Sectors

Top sectors by Exchange member interests

1,585 Economic Growth and Trade
1,487 Education
1,172 Health
1,117 Environment
1,088 Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance
977 Agriculture
937 Digital Development & Enabling Technologies
831 Energy
752 Gender
622 Youth

Latest User Connections

Top Regions

Exchange members by region

929 Africa
553 North America
483 Asia and Pacific
326 Latin America / Caribbean
277 Europe and Eurasia
204 Middle East
113 Indonesia