Submit your Big Data innovation for climate resilience

Call to Action

We seek to identify and recognize high potential solutions developed by individuals and organizations in these critical areas of sustainable development. These issues are high priorities in service of the World Bank Group’s goals of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity and are also identified priorities of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Applications Closed


Judging Criteria

The following criteria are weighted equally as part of the judging process.

  1. Practicality of use, impact and potential for scale
    The applicant demonstrates the potential of the big data solution to use data to transform their solution context.
  2. Technically feasible
    The big data solution is technically viable and has a working prototype to further show the functionality and usability.
  3. Relevance to challenge focus areas
    The applicant shows that he/she understands the specific context of the challenge statement to which they are applying and their solution’s potential within that context.
  4. Innovativeness
    Creativity and originality of the idea compared to solutions that are currently in use.
  5. Team (background, capabilities)
    The applicant has the applicable technical background and the capability to take this big data solution to the next phase of implementation.


Eligibility Criteria

The Big Data Innovation Challenge is open to Applicants (“Applicant”) from member countries of the World Bank (see: ). Applicants may be individuals, legally established entities (profit or non-profit, academic) and public sector agencies/organizations. Applicants are responsible for compliance with legal requirements of their country.

A) Individuals must be of age of majority in their country at the 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 Applicants.

B) Organizations must be legally established entities (profit, non-profit, academic) or public sector agencies/organizations in their respective countries.

Employees, contractors and vendors of the World Bank Group (The World Bank Group consists of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Development Association, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, the International Finance Corporation, the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes), the members of the Judging Panel or any company or individual involved with the design, production, execution or distribution of the Challenge and their immediate family members (spouse, parents and step-parents, siblings and stepsiblings, and children and stepchildren, aunt, uncle, niece and nephew) are not eligible to join the Challenge.

For more details, please consult the Challenge Handbook (PDF)





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