World Bank’s Mission Billion Challenge 2020
The 2020 Mission Billion Challenge offers a Global Prize for solutions that ensure the inclusivity of ID systems for vulnerable groups, particularly during physical distancing requirements.
The Global Prize
This Global Prize seeks solutions that address gender equality and inclusion of vulnerable populations by putting all people at the heart of 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.
It is seeking innovative solutions to increase inclusion and access to digital platforms such as identification systems.
The Challenge offers cash prizes totalling up to US$150,000 for the most promising solutions.
The Global Prize is seeking solutions that address these specific needs:
- How can countries ensure that everyone—especially vulnerable groups—are able to apply/register for an ID in a way that protects people’s health and the integrity of the ID system?
- How can countries ensure that digital authentication mechanisms—which often require smartphones, computers and/or internet access—are accessible and user-friendly for marginalized and vulnerable populations to facilitate remote access to services and benefits?
Interested in applying for the Mission Billion Challenge Global Prize 2020? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.