About the Challenge
Entries are invited for the World Bank’s Mission Billion Challenge Global Prize 2020. The Challenge is seeking innovative solutions to increase inclusion and access to digital platforms such as identification systems.
This challenge will crowdsource solutions to make ID systems more accessible and responsive to the needs of vulnerable persons, such as informal workers, particularly at a time when countries seek to leverage digital technologies and platforms to shift services to online channels and deliver cash relief to persons affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2020 Mission Billion Challenge offers a Global Prize and a West Africa Prize for solutions that ensure the inclusivity of ID systems for vulnerable groups, particularly during physical distancing requirements.
The Challenge is open to Contestants from member countries of the World Bank. Contestants may be individuals or organizations (profit, non-profit organizations, academic). Contestants are responsible for compliance with the legal requirements of their country.
- Individuals must be of at least 18 years of age at time of entry. Individuals may form teams and submit entries on behalf of teams. Individuals who join teams must meet the eligibility requirements for Individual Contestants.
- Organizations must be legally established entities (profit, non-profit, academic) in their respective countries.
Finalists will be invited to a high-level event in Washington, D.C. to present their solutions or ideas in front of distinguished judges. A total of US$150,000 in cash prizes are available.
How to Apply?
Interested applicants can submit their solutions through this link.
August 14, 2020
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