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In harsh climates and fragmented economies, continuous innovation is critical to survival. iDE has created The Activators Circle, a recurring giving program that empowers you to join us in bringing innovation and entrepreneurship to where it's most needed.

Learn more: The Activators Circle program
Always Innovating

iDE has been putting business to work for the poor for more than three decades, using market based solutions to change the living conditions and livelihoods of millions of people around the globe.

30 Million And Counting

As of the beginning of this year, iDE has improved lives for 30 million people with an average annual increase in income of $220. Be part of reaching the next 10 million people by 2020.

Join The Activators Circle

We're on a mission to develop innovative and compassionate solutions for the most pressing needs in the developing world.

Support from donors and foundations funds our efforts to directly address the parts of peoples’ lives that matter—we’re looking for what works, and you can help.

We have boots on the ground in eleven countries on three continents, and our teams live in the provinces, districts, and villages where we work.


  • I De Ex 360 Immersion
    iDE 360 Immersion Bootcamp for Designers

    iDE was approached in 2017 by the Seattle-based Intellectual Ventures Laboratory, where scientists and engineers working with IV’s Global Good fund asked, “How might we be more human-centered in our approach to engineering and product design?” Our response: Learn by doing. 

    August 7, 2018
  • Ex Unilever Global Development Award Hydrologic
    Hydrologic wins Unilever Global Development Award

    Congratulations to Hydrologic, iDE's water filter social enterprise in Cambodia, for winning the Unilever Global Development Award! Over the past 14 years, Hydrologic has sold more than 500,000 water filters contributing to a 46% reduction in diarrhea cases, and 460,000 tonne reduction in CO2 emissions.

    July 3, 2018
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    New Video Series

    We made a short video series with cinematic flair to bring you into the world of smallholder farmers making the transition to small farm businesses. The series is funded by New Zealand Aid Programme, produced by iDE, and filmed by Rafael Winer of Guru Design Group. Watch them here.

    August 9, 2018