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D-Prize Social Venture Competition

The Challenges

We have identified several distribution challenges with sustainable and effective poverty solutions. These challenges will give you a framework for designing a new social venture or refining an existing one. You may apply in one of the challenges below or with your own idea in the custom challenge.

Education Challenges:

  1. Flip the Classroom in Resource-Limited Settings Download
  2. Improve Accountability in Education Download

Energy Challenges:

  1. Scale Access to Solar Lamps Download
  2. Increase Access to Clean Cook Stoves Download

Girl's Education Challenges:

  1. Scale Up Education Interventions to Reduce Teen Pregnancy Download
  2. Scale Up Educational Scholarships Download

Governance & Infrastructure Challenges:

  1. Improve Accountability of Public Officials and Services Download
  2. Map and Monitor Road Infrastructure Projects Download

Health Challenges:

  1. Address Problems in the Vaccine Supply Chain Download
  2. Identify Patients Needing Simple Corrective Interventions Download
  3. Train Birthing Attendants and Reduce Postpartum Hemhorrage Download

Custom Challenge: Download

Distribute a proven, sustainable, and scalable solution. The custom challenge opens the door to any ideas you may have to distribute a proven poverty intervention to people in need. Your idea can come from any sector, focus on any poverty-related issue area, and be distributed in any developing country you choose around the globe.

Additional Resources

For more help in designing your idea, check out some of the resources below:

Ready to apply?

Review eligibility, judging criteria, and download the application packet with instructions for submission. The first round deadline for entry is February 19, 2017.