About Us 

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 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
  • Resettlement governance,
  • Inclusive mobility
  • Inclusive business
  • Higher education- and professional-level training design and implementation* on the following topics:

Development Research Approaches

and Methods

Financial Management and Enterprise Development - in partnership with the Social Enterprise Development and Partnerships, Inc. (SEDPI)

Social Innovation

Development Communications

Inclusive Development

Project Management

Change Management

Performance Assessment and Management (for institutions/ organizations, programs, and projects)

Conflict Management

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

  • Inclusive Mobility

  • Inclusive Cities

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Development Studies Program

Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Ave.,

Loyola Heights, Quezon City

1108 Philippines

Trunkline: (+632) 4266001 (local 4639)

Telefax: (+632) 9297035

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