Competitions for Development

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Challenges, Prizes, and hackathons use open competition to incentivize local and global entrepreneurs, academics, civil society, and other passionate problem solvers to address a well-defined problem, pilot and test innovative approaches and scale the most promising solutions.

Learn more about recent Challenges and Prizes from USAID.

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Learn more at competitions4dev.org.

To learn more about how your team can use Challenges, Prizes, Hackathons and Grand Challenges, please contact challenges@usaid.gov.

Last updated: May 03, 2021

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