Information from 12 sectors and implemented across 137+ low-and-middle-income countries 

USD 500M+ of Funding

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10,000+ Innovations

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600+ Funders & Programs

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45%+ of Innovations on GIE have Verified Milestones
Innovations profiles on GIE are managed by the Social Entrepreneurs or Innovators behind them.
To add data quality indicators, GIE adds "Verified" milestones to Innovation profiles from Innovation supporter of various types and sizes such as Grand Challenges Canada, the UN's Science ,Technology & Innovation Forum, ygap, and Villgro Kenya.
Currently, validation or support in the form of "Funds Raised" and "Recognition" can be marked as "Verified" on GIE.
EnerGaia, for example, has a verified-funds-raised milestone for October 2016 (of $381,325) from the Australian Department of Foreing Affairs and Trade.
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