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DT4D 1.0 Pilots 2019-2020 Report

"Disruptive Technologies (DTs)  are transforming the world but very few of these technologies are being designed and deployed to solve development challenges."

The DT4D objective is to solve development challenges by identifying, funding, and piloting scalable disruptive technology solutions in the WBG operations. The objective of DT4D 1.0 is to create a mechanism to mai... view more

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Disruptive Technologies for Development (DT4D) - Background and Objectives

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Challenge Proposals - Top 10 Disruptive Technologies (DTs) Across All Proposals

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Drones for Transport in Africa (East Africa) - The first event of its kind in Africa, the African Drone Forum (ADF) 2020 & the Lake Kivu Flying Challenge accelerates drone technology and aids in building an effective drone ecosystem in Africa

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Blockchain for Youth Engagement (Colombia) - EVOKE, a first-time initiative, global blockchain-based learning platform providing access to 21st-century skills

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Portable Benefits Platforms (West Africa) - The launch of the first WURI West Africa Challenge to gather for solutions that use regionally interoperable ID systems

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Disrupting Corruption and Money-Laundering in Brazil (Brazil) - The first risk analysis system that identifies procurement red flags to increase the efficiency of public expenditure

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Disaster Preparedness Through Smartphone Location Data (Mexico) - A  data analytics toolkit using a stream of smartphone location data to help cities develop better-targeted urban resilience investments and emergency response plans

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Green and Blue Footprints Tool (Indonesia) - Delineating and characterizing urban green and blue footprints by leveraging high-resolution satellite/drone imagery, machine learning, and interactive visualizations

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AI Against Crisis and Conflict (Somalia, Afghanistan, Northern Nigeria, and the Sahel) - A crisis analytics tool that can ‘nowcast’ food security, prices, and livelihood conditions in over 20 countries in the FCV environment

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Kaizen 2.0: Microlearning with a Digital Brain (Kenya) - An  AI-powered microlearning  platform to assess skill gaps in Kenyan SMEs

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Safety Tech to Improve Labor Force Participation for Women (India) - A  device-agnostic mobile safety application that can be attached to a  basic low-cost smartwatch or any mobile phone,  enabling users to call for help through an alarm system

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DT4D 1.0 - Program Level Assessment, Highlights, and Knowledge

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DT4D Lessons Learned - Toward Innovative Agile Processes, Key Lessons Learned and Incorporated in DT4D 2.0, and the African Drone Regulation

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Sandbox Use Case - Blockchain Technology for Youth Empowerment and Value Exchange