Call for Concept Notes: D-Prize – Distribution Equals Development (Early Submissions)

Early Submissions due 14.10 2018. D-Prize funds new and aspiring entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions, which are currently not distributed at mass-scale. Selected entrepreneurs will be awarded up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty exists.

Challenge Tracks

  1. Girls’ Education in Sub-Saharan Africa to prevent teen pregnancy and HIV
  2. Agriculture: (a) high quality seed, (b) fertilizer, (c) improved farm practices, (d) smallholder farms
  3. Energy: (a) solar lamps, (b) cook stoves
  4. Global Health: (a) patient identification, (b) maternal health, (c) VMMC, (d) PMTCT, (e) Sayana® Press, (f) immunizations
  5. Education: (a) flipped classroom, (b) student testing
  6. Governance, Infrastructure, Transparency in public services
  7. Propose Your Own Challenge

Up to 25 of the most promising proposals will be selected for funding awards, regardless of which challenge track was selected.

The focus is exclusively on ventures that will scale distribution of an already proven poverty intervention in the developing world. Prototypes for promising new
interventions are not supported.

The competition is open to applicants from anywhere in the world, of any age, and any background. Both non-profit ventures and for-profit enterprises are eligible. Existing organizations will be considered only if applicants need high risk capital to pilot a new distribution-focused initiative.