Human Development Innovation Fund

Human Development Innovation Fund

HDIF aims to identify and support innovation and market‐driven solutions that have the potential to create social impact in education, health, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) across Tanzania. With a focus on private sector actors and the effective utilization of public‐private partnerships, HDIF seeks to catalyse the development, testing, and scaling of innovative models of service delivery, information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D), and product solutions.

The following are three main components of the programme:

At a Glance

Members 1
Partners 2

Organization Type

  • Foundation


PO Box 76724
Plot 436 Block 11
TCRS Building, 2nd Floor
Mwai Kibaki Road / Kiko Avenue
Mikocheni Area
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania, East Africa

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Organization Mission

The following are three main components of the programme:

  • Challenge fund for innovation: HDIF provides grant funding to private sector, civil society and research organization to implement innovative and sustainable solutions to create social impact in education, health and WASH in Tanzania.
  • Innovation ecosystem building: HDIF is actively working with key players in research, development, entrepreneurship, technology and the arts to inspire the current and future leaders in Tanzania to take risks on new ideas, collaborate across sectors, and transform Tanzania through the scaling of innovation.
  • Strengthening evidence-based policy making: HDIF is working with its grantees and COSTECH to support the translation of findings and lessons learned into policy and practice.

Funding Opportunities

HDIF Round 3

HDIF Round 3

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