With the $2.5m Innovation Fund the World Bank Development Data Group and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data want to support innovative collaborations for data production, dissemination and use. The initiative seeks to improve availability and use of data under two themes: Leave No One Behind and Environment.
Leave No One Behind: They are looking for innovations that will provide more detailed, disaggregated and in-depth information on groups that have historically been left out by traditional surveys and other data-gathering tools. Specifically, they are looking for innovations that bring together new sources of data that focus on persons with disabilities and people who live outside of traditional households (e.g., slum dwellers, the homeless, migrants, refugees and institutionalized populations).
Environment: They are looking for innovations that bring together new sources of data (big data, geospatial and earth observation, citizen-generated, IoT and open data) to support key environmental challenges on climate change and urban resilience (e.g., natural disasters and sustainable energy needs).
Working on a data innovation that improves the availability and use of data? Proposals must be received no later than September 1, 2017 and can be submitted here.