Application Deadline is August 14, 2020
The World Bank has launched the Mission Billion Challenge WURI West Africa Prize to surface human-centered digital financial services that facilitate contributions from and payments to informal sector workers with:
- Continuity of contributions to social insurance schemes from informal sector workers, incorporating behavioral tools that incentivize and encourage financial savings, transparency, and accountability.
- Contributions regardless of literacy and numeracy levels, including in contexts with limited internet coverage.
- Regionally interoperable foundational digital ID systems, which can be accessed across borders, network providers, and languages, regardless of their origin or current location.
Mission Billion Challenge winners are eligible to receive a total prize of up to $150,000, participate in a high-level event at the World Bank, and receive mentorship and support from Google Developers Experts.
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