Resource Library

At IDIN, we’re all about learning, especially when it’s hands-on. Here we’ve compiled some of our favorite resources, many of which are used at our trainings and summits around the world.

Idea to Impact: A Guide to Introduction and Scale of Global Health Innovations

  • What We're Reading

This is a great new guide and toolkit for introducing and scaling global health innovations. 

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Local Innovation & Participatory Innovation Development

  • What We're Reading

This working paper by Prolinnova summarizes reflections on local innovation and participatory innovation development that took place within the Prolinnova International Support Team, based on observations and discussions with partners during advisory visits and workshops.

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Capacity to Innovate from a System CGIAR Research Program Perspective

  • What We're Reading

This is a recent overview of CGIAR's recent work on promoting the "capacity to innovate" at the local level: what that means, why it matters, and how to support it. This short publication is an interesting overview on how to stimulate local people's innovation capacity.

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Innovations For the Poor By the Poor

  • What We're Reading

This paper, by the Honey Bee Network at the Indian Institute of Management, explores the power and importance of grassroots innovation and inclusive development  from an Indian-perspective. 

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An Analysis of Zambian Cast-Aluminum Pots

  • Student Papers

Aluminum pots cast by small Zambian business often fail under normal use scenarios. This report explores why these pots fail and how local practices can be improved to prevent common use failures. 

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Production of Biogas from Fruit and Vegetable Wastes

  • Student Papers

This KNUST student thesis presents results on biogas production from mixtures of fruit and vegetable waste materials and a mixture of fruit and vegetable waste materials.

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Potential Causes of Failure in an Aluminum Sand-Cast Pot from Zambia

  • Student Papers

This report explores the failure of sand-cast aluminum pots, and how such pots could be improved to prevent future failure. 

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Evaluation of Hand and Foot Operated Rice Threshers

  • Student Papers

This KNUST student thesis analyzes the threshing speed, threshing losses, drugery, threshing efficiency and threshing capacity of two rice threshers produced in Ghana: a hand-operated and a foot-operated thresher.

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