Let’s take bold leaps together.

From nonprofits to foundations to governments to social enterprises, we build deep partnerships because we can’t do this work alone.

It takes a deep and global network to really push back against poverty, and our amazing partners help us identify which challenges to tackle, lend their considerable expertise, and work tirelessly to bring the solutions we design to life. We’ve joined forces with a rich and diverse network of partners, from large-scale funders like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK Department for International Development, to emergent entrepreneurs, social enterprises, and boots-on-the-ground doers.

What Makes a Great Partner

When you let people participate in the design process, you find that they often have ingenious ideas about what would really help them.

Melinda Gates, The Gates Foundation

“When the best organizations in the world want to have disproportionate impact, they go to IDEO.org.”

Abraham Leno, American Refugee Committee

“Innovation happens when diverse groups work together to develop solutions. And the way we’re running Amplify gives us the freedom to do just that.”

Jonathan Wong, DFID

“It’s only from a place of deep empathy that you can have a real connection. That’s our starting point.”

Pam Scott, The Curious Company
Some of Our Partners
Airtel Tanzania
Alight
Bezos Family Foundation
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
bKash
BRAC
Center for Financial Services Innovation
Childhood Poverty Action Lab
Consultative Group to Assist the Poor
UK Department for International Development
Digital Green
d.Light
The Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency
Inter-American Development Bank
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Marie Stopes International
Mercy Corps
Moneythink
Neighborhood Trust
One Acre Fund
Proximity Designs
PSI
The Rockefeller Foundation
Safaricom
Tigo Ghana
Unilever
Water.org
Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
World Food Programme

Designing with Alight

IDEO​.org and Alight (formerly the American Refugee Committee), an organization that provides services to 3.5 million refugees across Africa and the Middle East, joined forces to imagine a future where refugees can have a voice in shaping the services provided to them and hold humanitarian organizations accountable for world-class service.

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