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The Tracking and Tracing Books Prize Competition seeks innovations to track books destined for early-grade classrooms and learning centers in low-income countries and allow stakeholders, ranging from parents to Ministries of Education and donor agencies, to quickly and easily access tracking information.

International Assistance Programs - Agency for International Development

Total Cash Prizes Offered: $120,000
Type of Challenge: Software and apps
Partner Agencies | Non-federal: World Vision, Australian Government
Submission Start: 01/22/2015 10:00 AM ET
Submission End: 04/01/2015 11:59 PM ET

This challenge is externally hosted.

You can view the challenge details here: https://www.omnicompete.com/trackingandtracingbooks.html

Description

Books are essential to early grade reading instruction. However, often times when books (both textbooks and supplemental reading materials) are ordered for low income countries, they do not end up in the hands of the students who need them. The first step in solving this problem is the ability to track books in transit and trace them to their destination. As such, All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development has launched the Tracking and Tracing Books Prize Competition.  The competition seeks innovations to track books destined for early-grade classrooms and learning centers in low-income countries and allow stakeholders, ranging from parents to Ministries of Education and donor agencies, to quickly and easily access tracking information.

Prizes

Tracking and Tracing Books Prize
Cash Prize Amount: $120,000
There are three phases to this Prize Competition. The first phase requires a written description of the proposed innovation and the expertise and experience of the Solver. There is a prize pot of a least $20,000 for this phase. Entrants successful in Phase 1 will be invited to refine and/or develop their innovation and work with the ACR GCD partners to pilot it in Phases 2 and 3, with a further prize of $100,000 awarded at the completion of Phase 3.