The International Development Innovation Alliance (IDIA) is an informal platform for knowledge exchange and collaboration around development innovation. Established in 2015, it brings together the following entities (including bilateral and multilateral agencies, innovation platforms and private foundations), with a shared mission to actively promote and advance innovation as a means to help achieve sustainable development, including through the United Nations' 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
It currently comprises the following entities investing resources in the development innovation space:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Global Affairs Canada
Global Innovation Fund
Grand Challenges Canada
Results for Development
The Rockefeller Foundation
UKAID - Department for International Development
World Bank Group
A key contribution IDIA seeks to make is to enhance the global evidence base and build understanding of the role of innovation within international development. To do this, IDIA establishes Working Groups that bring together experts from within and beyond IDIA member agencies to collaboratively develop common platforms for supporting innovation from idea to scale, shared learning and improved impact measurement.