In this challenge, they aim to develop a dashboard where users can enter real-time data and access information on key involuntary resettlement safeguard indicators for ADB projects. This tool would be accessible to ADBâ€™s clients (project Executing and Implementing agencies), the project resettlement external monitor, and ADB staff.
Resettlement implementation for ADB-supported projects is guided by the ADB Safeguards Policy Statement (SPS 2009). Access to real-time social safeguards information and feedback from project-affected communities is a challenge even in normal times. The difficulties have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in aÂ â€œnew normalâ€Â where ADB safeguards specialists are unable to carry out site visits to meet and obtain feedback from affected households.
With COVID-19 how can we leverage better digital solutions to support ADBâ€™s ability in obtaining feedback from affected communities and proactively taking steps to ensure safeguard implementation?
YourÂ proposedÂ solution wouldÂ allow all involved parties to have a snapshot of project social safeguards performanceÂ anytime from anywhere.Â Furthermore, ADB will always be in the know on resettlement for the project and may act, as needed, ahead of the regular monitoring reports from the ExecutingÂ AgencyÂ and the external monitor. Both ADB and the external monitor will be on the same page regarding information coming from the project sites.Â The ultimate beneficiaries of the tool would be ADBâ€™s counterparts and project affected households from developing member countries (DMCs) whose feedback will be recorded and who will derive benefit from enhanced project implementation.
Worth of Award
Win up toÂ Â USD 10,000Â Â for pilot testing of the selected solutions and a chance to implement your solution with ADB!
This Challenge is open toÂ the general public. Teams may be composedÂ ofÂ betweenÂ 1-5Â persons.Â The ChallengeÂ isÂ alsoÂ offered to:Â
- StartupsÂ Â Â
- University Students and FacultyÂ
- Research Organizations and Independent ResearchersÂ
- Corporate PartnersÂ
Final solutions or deliverablesÂ will be judged according to theÂ criteria determined by theÂ juryÂ below:Â Â
- Simplicity and usability across platforms.Â The tool will have to be used by people who are not necessarily tech-savvy, including government and ADB staff; plus, buy-in of ADBâ€™s government counterparts is important to ensure the tool will be widely used. Thus, proposed tools that are easy to learn to use and maintain are preferred.Â
- Whether the proposed tool can be utilized across several ADB member countries.Â Additional points will be given to proposals with demonstrable utility in several ADB member countries, in Southeast Asia and beyond.Â
- Ability to generate data summaries or output tables.Â The tool should serve a dual function as data repository and a generator of information.Â Â
- Security.Â Sensitive data will be entered into the tool. Thus, security features are important.Â Â
How to Apply
The following content should be provided:Â
- Team Introduction: Name and professional background (including CV) for all members of the team submitting applications.Â Â
- Presentation documentÂ withÂ theÂ (i)Â proposed tool; (ii) details on the technologyÂ andÂ data inputs, (iii) evidence of tracking accuracy, and (iv) explanation onÂ how to use the tool, and (v) details on how to maintain the product in the long run.Â Â
- A video demonstration ofÂ yourÂ project, including ease of usabilityÂ (not more than 5 minutes)Â
- A dashboard that presents the key findings in an interactive, easy to follow, and informative manner, with the possibility of real-time updates as new data comes in.Â
Mentoring:Â The shortlisted teams will be paired with ADB safeguards and project administration experts to further understand the context of the problem and refine the proposed solution.Â The teams will also be invited to engage and submit questions in a webinar that will be facilitated by ADB together with different speakers.Â
Evaluation:Â Up toÂ 10Â submissions will be shortlisted to proceedÂ by the end of the round.Â
Pitching: The shortlisted teamsÂ will have an opportunity to present their final solutions to the Jury, including a required live demonstration of tools, methods, and findings.Â Participants are required to upload theirÂ final solutionÂ byÂ 1Â SeptemberÂ 2020. The Challenge Pitching will takeÂ place inÂ the first week of SeptemberÂ 2020.
Deadline:Â Applications are open untilÂ August 7, 2020, at 17h00 GMT+8!