World Bank Global Competition: Apps for Development - Invitation

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Nov 1, 2010, 8:43:24 AM11/1/10
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The World Bank is pleased to invite your students, researchers, and
faculty members to participate the global competition: Apps for
Development

According to the World Bank open data policy, the World Bank launches
the global Apps for Development Competition which aims to bring
together software developers and development practitioners in the
creation of innovative software applications related to one or more of
the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The apps could serve to raise
awareness, measure progress, or help achieve the MDGs, and must use
Bank data.

Who can enter? Entries may be made by any individuals or teams,
including researchers, academics, policy makers, non-profit or civil
society organizations, private sector companies, statisticians,
software developers, social entrepreneurs, etc.

Prizes
First Prize $15,000 USD | Second Prize $10,000 USD | Third Prize $5,000 USD |
Honorable Mentions (5) $2,000 USD Each | Popular Choice Award $5,000 USD |
Large Organization Recognition Award: The Large Organization Award
winner will receive public acknowledgement, but no cash prize.

What kind of “apps” or applications are eligible, and how will they be assessed?
Any software application—whether web-based, mobile, SMS, smart phone,
desktop, or tablet—that includes World Bank data will be qualified, as
long as it meets the eligibility requirements set forth on the
official Competition website.

When are the deadlines? The Competition opens on October 7, 2010 and
the deadline for submissions is January 10, 2011.

The following link has a video with many other ideas that came out of
a meeting between software developers and development specialists in
the warm-up to the competition launch:
http://appsfordevelopment.challengepost.com/resources#ideas


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For more information, rules, and submission guidelines, go to
www.worldbank.org/appsfordevelopment
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