Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge

As part of our commitment to building the field of data science for social impact, has launched a $10 million Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge.

Any strong and growing economy requires an inclusive and resilient approach to growth to ensure that talent, innovation, and our communities can become stronger in times of stress. By tapping into the expertise of a broad pool of thinkers and doers, we aim to catalyze innovative and scalable solutions to help individuals and communities thrive, all the while building resilience to withstand future challenges.

We recognize that the COVID-19 global pandemic is affecting our society in profound ways and will require new and innovative approaches. Beyond the impacts on public health, the COVID-19 crisis is likely to have severe economic repercussions. Supply chains are being disrupted, businesses are suffering losses, workers are facing unemployment, and too many people lack the savings or credit to weather an economic downturn.

We are seeking inclusive growth proposals from and for anywhere in the world. We are particularly interested in the areas listed below – but welcome other proposals for using data science to advance shared prosperity, and help ensure an inclusive recovery.


For more information on the Challenge, join our webinars, organized in partnership with DataKind. Click on the time to register:

  • June 24th at 7am EST and 2pm EST – Art of the Possible: Showcasing Data Science Solutions in Inclusive Growth and Recovery
  • July 1st at 7am & 2pm EST – Scoping 101: Identifying Your Data-Scienceable Problem
  • July 8th 7am & 2pm EST – Data 101: Discussing Open Source Data, Overlooked Data, and the Ethics of Data

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