1. Proposals must meet the World Bank eligibility requirement

2. Proposals for all challenges must demonstrate how their project(s) can be piloted locally in two countries and scaled regionally to demonstrate the potential to be applied at a global scale.

The first pilot country of choice is Tanzania. Proposers for Challenges #1-3 should be able to demonstrate:

  1. country engagement and use of local datasets; and
  2. how the approach / framework can be scaled in up to five countries in the region, applying globally available datasets (such as Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe).

As a result of multiple inquiries on the preference of the second pilot country and region,we have identified a high preference for the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, India, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Pakistan and Tajikistan in Asia

Proposals that can identify good country engagement in one of the above listed countries, as well as ability to scale to up to five countries in the region will be highly rated.