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Five Emerging Innovators in Global Development Five of the Most Exciting Innovators Shaking Up Global Development

These five organizations are on to something. See how they are making lives better in sustainable, scalable and social important ways.


As GOOD reported this April, Devex asked thousands of global development and aid professionals, “Which of the leading organizations in development do you believe are the most innovative in the sector?” Based on the results of this poll, Devex—a hub for the international development and aid community—unveiled the Top 40 Development Innovators, a listing of the most innovative of the largest organizations in global development. But what about the scrappy startups doing great?

Here we bring you five groups that were too small for consideration in the Top 40 list, but are still making a big impact. These social enterprises and nonprofits, in fact, are emblematic of innovation itself.

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@GOOD Asks: Which Organizations Do You Think Are Innovating to Solve Global Poverty and How? The Community Answers

Yesterday on Twitter and Facebook, we teamed up with Devex, the largest provider of business intelligence and recruitment services to the...

Yesterday on Twitter and Facebook, we teamed up with Devex, the largest provider of business intelligence and recruitment services to the international development community, to ask our friends: Which organizations do you think are innovating to solve global poverty and how?

We ask a question to our Twitter and Facebook faithful once a day, so if you’re not yet following @GOOD or a fan, make sure to sign up and participate in the conversation.

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Is Foreign Aid Ready for the iPad Era?

Today an aid worker can test a blood sample or catch counterfeit medication with mobile devices. Too bad the World Bank and USAID can't keep up.

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