Applications open for third round of funding for collaborative data innovation projects


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The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and the World Bank Development Data Group are pleased to announce that applications are now open for a third round of support for innovative collaborations for data production, dissemination, and use.  This follows two previous rounds of funding awarded in 2017 and earlier in 2018.

This initiative is supported by the World Bank’s Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB) with financing from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Government of Korea and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland.

Scaling local data and synergies with official statistics

The themes for this year’s call for proposals are scaling local data for impact, which aims to target innovations that have an established proof of concept which benefits local decision-making, and fostering synergies between the communities of non-official data and official statistics, which looks for collaborations that take advantage of the relative strengths and responsibilities of official (i.e. governmental) and non-official (e.g.,private sector, civil society, social enterprises and academia) actors in the data ecosystem.

This call has been issued to target improvements where needs are continuous or recurrent, and where innovations can be readily adapted to other regions and sectors. We are particularly interested in projects that result in data or methods for producing faster; in a more cost effective manner; at a higher resolution or granularity; or to address data gaps. Our ultimate goal is to encourage collaboration, experimentation, learning, and capacity development in the field of sustainable development data.

The collaborations should take place primarily in low-income countries and lower-middle-income countries, and be directed towards sustainable development generally, and linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in particular.

Details of previous awards and online application system

Find more details and application instructions in the online application system:

To learn more about the collaborative data innovation funding program, you can explore past recipients’ projects. The winners of the inaugural collaborative funding round, launched in 2016, met in the margins of the Data for Development Festival for an informative learning and knowledge sharing session. The 12 winners of the second funding round, which focused around the themes of environment and leaving no one behind, are currently in the implementation phase of their projects.

Stay tuned for updates and progress stories from previous rounds as we continue to foster the collaborative data innovation community.

Further information about the data innovation fun

Link to online application system:
Please direct any questions to [email protected]

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Data World Bank
June 22, 2018


Ochaya Gerald
June 28, 2018

This is a great set up to transform the world. With the current world we are in, information has to be understood by the uneducated society too otherwise the challenges the world is facing will never be fulfill to it's goal. Solutions are everywhere but they have to be received by the targeted individuals. #YASDGs, #Technology.

James Bill Ochamgiu
July 07, 2018

I shall also think of it.

Dr. Syed Abdul Sadiq
July 08, 2018

Can academia participate/apply for the aforementioned projects specifically in the field of Agriculture.

July 08, 2018

The Nigerian Workforce Strategy and Enlightenment Centre, a non-political and nonprofit organization whose objective is to promote the cooperation and integration of Nigerian workers for national unity and development, has an ongoing project, The Nigerian Workers Databank.
Will a proposal for this course be granted attention?
Thank you in anticipation of answers.

Valeriy Vershynin
July 09, 2018

Memorandum of understanding
I kindly ask you to consider my team’s innovations for usefulness for the interests of Ukraine and the world.
There are many different problems in the world, I call your attention to the following:
- a problem with recycling of household waste,
- a problem with the construction and repair of roads,
- a problem with the shortage of energy resources.
Everyone makes a try to "fight” with these problems but can’t "overcome".
We know how to solve these problems and are not afraid of the scale of the work ahead. We know that there will be many opponents but we know that this process can’t be stopped because it is natural.
In fact, these are Reforms of world significance, I declare without false modesty.
My team’s innovations are ready to be sold:
1. "The modern method of 100% recycling of household waste SHW." I emphasize 100%. There are no analogues in the world.
The method does not require sorting of waste at home.
The buyer of know-how takes control of all the passage of household waste and its 100% processing where he wants to control it.
These are organizational events, special box design (one special box serves 1,000 residents, one operator serves up to 10 special-purpose boxes) and technology.
Output: known raw materials (waste paper, rag, polyethylene, plastic, glass, scrap metal, etc.),
The waste unclaimed for traditional processing are processed separately using special technology.
Output: tile, brick, etc. for use in construction.
This process excludes environmental pollution by household and industrial waste and solves the problem of solid household waste (SHW).
Polygons (landfills) cease their activities.
The proposed method does not provide for the processing of radioactive and especially harmful chemicals.
For this end there are special services and technologies.
The proposed innovation is the basis of the governmental Reform in any state where we decide to implement it and which provides for the processing of all waste, not just household waste. The refusal of any state to implement such a reform is a rejection of the LOGIC.
Before I bring to your attention the following innovation, I consider it necessary to comment the situation that will develop after a 100% recycling of household and other industrial wastes.
Over time, huge deposits of raw materials are formed using this approach to the processing of waste of all kinds. All raw materials can’t be used to manufacture products that will be allowed for direct contact with food, cosmetics, for household needs, etc. Therefore, we propose the remaining part of the raw material to be used for the manufacture of parts and structures when implementing the second know-how. The matter of the great demand for previously unclaimed raw materials is being solved.
2. "Reconstruction of the upper structure of roads". There are no analogues in the world.
This is a unique structure of the upper structure of roads made from raw materials obtained from the processing of waste (SHW) and industrial waste using some traditional materials according to a completely new technology.
The time of execution of construction and repair work on the roads using the proposed technology and design will be significantly reduced. The "closing" of one strip of the autobahn for repairs should not exceed 8 hours. There are no such standards in the world.
Currently, Germany annually loses up to 100 billion euros (according to the official statistics) due to the long terms of construction and repair works on autobahns.
3. “Power plant capacity is up to 15 kW and more». Alternative energy. (According to this innovation you can create a new electric car that does not require recharging). There are no analogues in the world.
Schematic circuit is tested.
The schematic circuit is not related to previous innovations.
The first two know-how were tested by specialists of the Dnipropetrovsk Academy of Construction and Architecture under the guidance of Professor Prikhodko Anatolii Petrovich. Unfortunately, on September 25, 2013 he died.
The first and third know-how can be intensively introduced in a year using well-organized organizational work.
All know-how is sold with the author's support.
At first, the second know-how requires the development of the project without reference to the real terrain, in my opinion, and then together with Germany (our logic will convince Germany to become the customer of the project) to produce a working project for the NORTH-SOUTH, EAST-WEST autobahns (strategic roads for the European economy), etc.
The buyer of the know-how after submitting documentation for the alleged patent design (he will become a monopolist in these areas) can inform the whole world that he has started serious transformations in these areas (Problem with recycling of waste, Roads and Fools, Shortage of Energy Resources).
This political component will significantly increase the credibility of the Buyer, will irrevocably involve the whole world in this process and it will not be difficult for an uncomprehending to work for the know-how owner (nobody dares to oppose the solution of too "sick" topics).
Your level of thinking will allow to see material component without specialists. These technological and easy-to-carry know-how can’t be kept in the "cage", as people did not keep the natural path of development from the gramophone to the discs, aircraft construction, etc.
Again, we have a natural way.
It is appropriate to recall the famous exclamations:
It can’t be!
There is something in it ....
As we could be without it!
I, as an individual, briefly introduced the innovations of my team by its consent and full responsibility for what has been said. I’m ready to dialogue, it's enough one hour for me to convince any interlocutor (who wants to get profit and world recognition) of reality, usefulness and necessity of these projects.
Sincerely, Valeriy Vershynin.
P.S. Realization of raw materials and products made from SHW is shown in minimal volumes according to official sources with a gradual increase in profits to $ 40 billion. As regards the roads of Germany you need to bargain, if they have official losses of up to 100 billion euros annually, they can be persuaded of the advisability of mutually beneficial cooperation in many areas. When implementing innovations, we will need constant contact with governmental structures of different countries at the highest level, which is of no small importance. What dividends will be given from the political component? In this case, everything depends on the know-how buyer's behavior. I can only say that his name will go down in world history.
... polygons (landfills) are delayed-action mines, roads are the arteries of the country, energy is people's life .... and all this is aimed at protecting the environment, protecting our children and their development ... In your power to attract governmental people to the solution of world problems. It’s very important that our actions include no envy, greed, other vices and we will do good for people. I and my guys do not pretend to be famous. Or I suggest something unreal?
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David Mariano
July 16, 2018

Thank you. Kindly send your  proposal to the following email:  [email protected]

Pradeep Kumar Dadhich
July 13, 2018

Like to know more details.

Ali Riza Akan
July 13, 2018

My innovative study covers producing potable water from sea water via utilization of renewable hybrid power generated from tides of sea, wind and solar power combined in a package, Produced potable water and power to be used in irrigation at onshore agricultural farming in adjacent areas. Project will reduce poverty and yield income especially at rural deprived, remote areas and deserts.

Vishal Sehgal
July 13, 2018

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Okoro Batholomew
July 13, 2018

We are interested to collaborate with the projects that result in data or method of producing faster.

Khalid Omar
July 14, 2018

Interested as I am a researcher with long working experience in low income country with harsh environment.
Thank u.

Khalid Omar
July 14, 2018

Thank u.