|Founders||DFID, Palladium International, KPMG|
|Focus||Innovation, Education, Healthcare, WASH|
|Owner||Department for International Development (UKAid)|
|Endowment||GBP 40 million|
The Human Development Innovation Fund (also known as HDIF or HDIFtz or the Human Development Impact Fund) is a 40 million British Pound challenge fund providing grants to businesses, NGOs and research institutions for scaling innovations focused on the quality, value for money, and sustainability of basic services in education, health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). According to DFID's business case for establishing the fund, the intended outputs of HDIF are testing and use of new innovations to manage and deliver basic human development services and enhance the evidence base and innovation ecosystem in Tanzania.
HDIF supports the innovation ecosystem and government's roles in science, technology, and innovation through collaborations with Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH). HDIF was launched on May 12, 2014 with the support of the Vice President of Tanzania.
In March 2015, HDIF curated the first annual Innovation Week in Tanzania, with open collaborative events on innovation and research, development, entrepreneurship, technology, and the arts. Collaborators in Innovation Week 2015 included KINU Innovation and Co-Creation Space, COSTECH, Ifakara Health Institute, Buni Innovation Hub, Nafasi Art Space, Deloitte Consulting, Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Development (IMED), Tanzania Renewable Energy Business Incubator (TAREBI), and Tanzania Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness Centre (TECC).
From March 13, 2016 to March 19, 2016, HDIF convened the 2nd Annual Innovation Week in collaboration with DFID, COSTECH, BUNI Innovation Hub, KINU Innovation Hub, Deloitte, Nafasi Art Space, TAREBI, TASEF, NALEDI, NjeVenture, Ifakara Health Institute, Sauna Safari, Embassy of Finland, Archipelago and Palladium International.
A 3rd Annual Innovation Week took place from May 15-20, 2017. Participants in the event were "involved in creative storytelling, workshops for development, co-create an episode on innovation with Ubungo kids, listening to promising university's students led startups, explore research driven innovations by the Ifakara Health Institute and get an insight into development partner's donor funded approaches including the Principles for Digital Development."
HDIF has received recognition from The Guardian, The African Prosperity Report launch by Legatum, TanzICT, the Minister of Communication, Science and Technology of Tanzania, the Daily News, and the Center for Education Innovations.
Innovations supported by HDIF have received global recognition, including the use of drones for delivery of emergency medical supplies, nanofilters using a unique local business approach, and rats used to detect TB.
HDIF's portfolio consists of Initial Investments, Round 1 and Round 2. Additionally, HDIF launched the Mawazo Challenge in 2016 to support earlier stage ideas from Tanzanian youth to be prototyped and launched. Round 3 of funding launched on June 19, 2017, with submissions due on September 8, 2017.
|AMREF||GSK, Vodacom, GAVI||Health||Pilot|
|ANZA Entrepreneurs Ltd||Silverleaf Academies||Education||Pilot|
|APHFTA||Afya Micro-Finance||Health||Scale Up|
|APOPO||Operation ASHA (OpASHA), Mapambano ya Kifua Kikuu na Ukimwi Temeke (MKUTA)||Health||Scale Up|
|Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association Tanzania||Ifakara Health Institute Trust (IHI)||WASH||Scale Up|
|Camfed Tanzania||WorldReaders,KIVA, The Queen's Trust||Education||Pilot|
|Catholic Relief Services||Grundfos||WASH||Pilot|
|Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT)||Kabanga Hospital||Health||Pilot|
|Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC)||Studi Academy||Education||Pilot|
|Dageno Girls Center||-||Education||Scale Up|
|Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Tanzania||Vocational Education Training Authority (VETA)||Education||Pilot|
|Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation (EGPAF)||D-Tree International||Health||Scale Up|
|Fundación Paraguaya||MasterCard Foundation, University of Minnesota||Education||Pilot|
|Health Insurance Services Management Organization (HIMSO)||CIDR||Health||Pilot|
|Ifakara Health Institute Trust (IHI)||In2Care BV||Health||Pilot|
|Ifakara Health Institute Trust (IHI)||Zipline (formerly Romotive / Stork), University of Glasgow||Health||Pilot|
|Maji Safi kwa Afya Bora Ifakara Safe (MSABI)||Welldone, VisibleSolutions||WASH||Scale Up|
|Massachusetts General Hospital||JHPIEGO||Health||Scale Up|
|Muhimbili University||Deloitte||Health||Scale Up|
|Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology||Gongali Model Ltd, A to Z Industries||WASH||Scale Up|
|PharmAccess International (PAI)||Christian Social Services Commission, APHFTA||Health||Scale Up|
|Pyramid Pharma Limited||-||Health||Pilot|
|Ubongo Kids||Millicom EduMe||Education||Pilot|
|Sense International East Africa||Education||Pilot|
|Shirati Hospital||Bruyere Research Institute,Ottawa University, Medic Mobile, CPAR, Amref Health Africa||Health||Scale Up|
|Shule Direct||Eneza Education,Tigo||Education||Pilot|
|SNV Netherlands Development Organisation||University of Twente, University of Dar es Salaam||WASH||Pilot|
|Stitching Investing in Children and their Societies (ICS)||Susteq||WASH||Pilot|
|TotoHealth Co. Limited||Wazazi Nipendeni SMS Service||Health||Scale Up|
|Vecna||Mnazi Mmoja Hospital Zanzibar, Tigo||Health||Pilot|
|Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)||General Electric, Ifakara Health Institute||Health||Scale Up|
|World Vision Tanzania||Microsoft, Team4Tech,Techno Brain, University of Dar es Salaam, Vocational Education Training Authority (VETA), Ministry of Labor and Employment, TANAPA, Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority||Education||Scale Up|
HDIF is funded by the United Kingom's Department for International Development (DFID) through UKAid, managed by Palladium International (formerly known as GRM International) in consortium with KPMG, the Institute for Development Studies (IDS), Loughborough University, and Newcastle University, and led by David B. McGinty, Palladium's Director of Social Innovation & Technology. HDIF's branding has been completed by a Tanzania start-up media company, Khangarue Media.