Cover photo by Paulo Dacara
What is Innovation for Inclusive Development (IID)?
IID an emerging field of innovation studies and development practice that aims to “reduce poverty and enable all groups of people -- especially the poor, vulnerable and marginalized sectors -- to participate in decision-making, create and actualize opportunities, and share equitably in the benefits of development.”
IID is innovation for all, by all.
The Universities and Research Councils Network on Innovation for Inclusive Development in Southeast Asia Inc. (UNIID-SEA) is a regional network of higher education and research institutes that facilitate knowledge development, capacity building, and program management towards “Innovation for Inclusive Development” (IID). This network organization was born out of a CAD1.2M (PhP47M) grant project supported by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC-CRDI) under the iBoP Asia Program Ateneo School of Government. UNIID-SEA is currently affiliated with and based in the Development Studies Program of the Ateneo de Manila University (http://www.admu.edu.ph/ls/soss/development-studies). The network also manages the Inclusive Innovation Hub (www.inclusiveinnovationhub.com),which is a repository of project outputs, tools, and publications produced by UNIID-SEA’s Network Fellows and partner institutions.
Since 2011, UNIID-SEA, through its Secretariat, has been supporting and managing various local and international development projects, specifically in
the areas of:
Social innovation research and grants management
Community development and resilience building
Inclusive development project design and management
Inclusive development policy design and implementation
Organizational development for innovation and inclusion
Program/project performance and impact evaluation
Higher education- and professional-level training design and implementation* on the following topics:
Development Research Approaches
Financial Management and Enterprise Development - in partnership with the Social Enterprise Development and Partnerships, Inc. (SEDPI)
Performance Assessment and Management (for institutions/ organizations, programs, and projects)
Community Needs Assessment (using the Community Transformability Scorecard developed by the firm)
Inclusive Local Development
Social Accountability Models: Citizen Monitoring, Reporting, and Evaluation mechanisms and tools
Inclusive local planning and governance (Bottom-Up Budgeting, People’s Planning)
Community organization and community governance
Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
Transformative Urban Resettlement/ Resettlement Governance