The world has already invented products and services to end poverty. Yet we have found many proven interventions with large delivery gaps. Millions of people still don’t have access to basic poverty-fighting tools.
Can you design a new business or NGO that delivers a proven poverty intervention at scale? Submit your design for a new organization that solves one of our Distribution Challenges below. We will award the most promising teams with up to $20,000 USD to launch their new organization wherever extreme poverty exists.
D-Prize increases distribution of the most cost-effective poverty interventions. D-Prize awards startup capital to social entrepreneurs who apply to our Global Competition. Their new ventures grow to serve millions.
Many solutions to poverty already exist. The challenge is distributing to the people who need them most. Our work identifies effective interventions, then recruits entrepreneurs to scale deliver where distribution gaps exist. Our vision is to spark a wave of new social entrepreneurs, all distributing evidence-based interventions at scale: