Challenges

The Fletcher D-Prize is structured around several key poverty challenges with proven solutions. Applicants can select from one of the pre-established challenges described below or create their own.


Agriculture

Grow Farmer Profits Through Post-Harvest Support

Can you provide smallholder farmers high-quality inputs and training proven to increase their harvests?

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Custom Agriculture Challenge

D-Prize is specifically interested in distributing proven agriculture interventions to smallholder farmers. If you know of a highly-effective intervention that is backed by credible evidence, we want to hear your plan to increase its distribution.

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Custom Livestock Challenge

D-Prize is interested in distributing proven livestock interventions to smallholder farmers. If you know of a highly-effective intervention backed by credible evidence, we want to hear what it is and see your plan to increase its distribution.

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Clean Water

Chlorine Dispenser Challenge

Can you install and promote community chlorine dispensers to increase access to clean water?

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Education

Teaching at the Right Level Challenge

By 2030 Africa will need to fill an impossible 4.1 million teaching positions. Can you teach basic reading and mathematics skills to primary school students in a resource-limited classroom?

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Energy

Solar Lamp Challenge

Can you sell pico solar lamps to rural or slum-dwelling households without regular access to electricity?

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Health Access

Self-Injectable Contraceptive Challenge

Can you distribute a self-injectable contraceptive, Sayana® Press, to underserved women through a private health network?

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Oxygen Challenge

Can you develop a team of technicians to service and repair existing oxygen concentrators to improve access to medical oxygen?

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Patient Identification Challenge

Can you develop a way to identify patients needing treatment for either obstetric fistula, cervical cancer, club foot, or cataracts, then connect them with existing treatment services in your area?

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Maternal Health Challenge

Can you train birth attendants to administer misoprostol to prevent maternal deaths from postpartum hemorrhaging?

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Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Challenge

Can you identify candidates for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) and connect those that opt in to existing health facilities to reduce the risk of HIV acquisition?

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Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission Challenge

Can you counsel and motivate HIV-positive pregnant women to adhere to their ART regimen, and thus prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission?

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Child Immunization Challenge

Can you direct caregivers to bring their infants to health facilities for routine immunizations that would otherwise not occur?

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Sugar Daddy Awareness Challenge

Can you teach “sugar daddy awareness” to 8th grade classes to reduce unwanted teen pregnancies and HIV infections?

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Livelihoods

Poverty Graduation Challenge

Can you provide business coaching, capital, and social support to lift people out of ultra poverty?

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Propose Your Own Financial Inclusion Challenge

D-Prize is specifically interested in distributing proven financial inclusion interventions to those in need. If you know of a highly-effective intervention backed by credible evidence, we want to hear what it is and see your plan to increase its distribution.

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Public Services

Government Transparency Challenge

Can you monitor and report data to reduce corruption and improve public service?

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Road Safety Challenge

Can you reduce road fatalities by mobilizing the public with a proven public transportation safety campaign?

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Propose Your Own Challenge

Propose your own challenge! If you know of another proven intervention in need of greater distribution, we would like to hear it. The only requirements are to choose an already proven poverty solution that is in need of distribution to more people in the developing world.

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