Strengthening innovation impact through policy reform and strategy development

GKI recognizes strong enabling environments, inclusive of national policies and investment strategies, are needed to scale innovative development solutions. GKI works with governments, donor organizations, and other key stakeholders to strengthen science, technology, and innovation (STI) policy and strategy in developing countries.  Our goal is to promote enabling environments in which creativity, collaboration, and innovation thrive.  Our wide range of support includes working with national governments to conduct external reviews of existing STI policies and advise officials on pro-innovation policy agendas and implementation strategies. In other instances, we help social sector organizations, such as The Rockefeller Foundation, develop strategies to find intervention opportunities aimed at improving the lives of poor and vulnerable people.

Policy and Strategy Initiatives


  • Nutritious Food Foresight: Twelve ways to invest in good food for emerging markets
    The final report outlining findings and recommendations from the GKI and GAIN Delphi Study.
  • Design for Sustainability Final Report
    This report serves as an inquiry into how USAID can work to support partner countries in a journey to self-reliance
  • Feed the Future: Knowledge-Driven Agricultural Development
    GKI’s Final Report: Building an Evidence base for Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting
  • Evidence Base for Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting
    A summary of the literature review done by the Dexis Consulting Group for USAID
  • CLA Framework
    Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting Framework and Key Concepts