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DIY is now available in a limited print edition. It contains all the tools and their descriptions, case studies, further background reading, and references.

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  • DIY Toolkit in Beijing

    DIY Mandarin banner

    UNDP, Intel and the CCCPE joined us for a panel on Chinese innovation at DIY’s Mandarin launch.

  • DIY launches in Mandarin

    DIY Mandarin front cover

    We’ll be unveiling the Mandarin version of DIY at the UN in Beijing on August 8. 我们也提供中文版本,请点击这里.

  • Innovation key to growth in developing world


    The latest report from the OECD’s Perspectives on Global Development series has highlighted innovation as one of the crucial drivers for boosting productivity and growth in developing and emerging nations.


  • Design tools for innovation

    Business Model Generation book

    How can visual tools help the innovation process? Patrick van der Pijl, CEO of Business Models Inc, explains why thinking like a designer can improve the way you work.   We live in a time where little is predictable. Many organisations, … Continued

  • Home-grown innovation at WFP

    The Mugunga Camp in DR Congo

    By introducing mobile phone surveys, the World Food Programme has improved the way it monitors food security in remote areas. Here, WPF food security analyst Jean-Martin Bauer explains the process behind innovating the organisation’s traditional survey approach.   Innovation has … Continued

  • Innovation Mindset Challenge

    A woodworker

    “A bad workman blames his tools”. We all know the saying.   Yes, having the tools is important. You need them to get started. But you need much more to know why, when and how to use them effectively.   … Continued