Evaluating Solutions

2024 Global Economic Prosperity Challenge

How can we harness technology to build and sustain peaceful and prosperous economies?

Submissions are Closed


Chema Alonso

Chief Digital Officer, Telefónica


Nate Angell

Senior Advisor, Morgridge Family Foundation

United States

Michael Belinsky

Director, Schmidt Futures

United States

Daan Besamusca

Investment Principal, Open Society Foundations

United States

Monica Datta

Executive Director & Head of Community Impact, DBS Foundation, DBS Bank


Gabriela Eguidazu Villota

Director, Innovation for Inclusive Growth, BBVA Microfinance Foundation


Nisreen Farhan

Chief of Public Affairs, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

United States

Leigh Hafrey

Senior Lecturer, Ethics & Communication, MIT Sloan School of Management

Liban Ismail

Philanthropy Specialist, Illusian Founder Office


Lysa John

Secretary-General, CIVICUS

South Africa

Sonia Jorge

Founder and Executive Director, Strategy and Partnerships, Global Digital Inclusion Partnership (GDIP)

United States

Samuel Kimeu

Executive Director, Africa's Voices


Mariazel Maqueda López

Head of the PeaceTech Division, EssentialTech Centre, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)

Rathi Mani-Kandt

Human Centered Designer I Financial Inclusion Specialist I Director of Women's Entrepreneurship and Financial Inclusion, CARE USA

United States

Hector D. Mujica

Head of Economic Opportunity, Google.org

United States

James Newell

Executive Director, GSR Foundation

Gary A. Officer

President and CEO, Center for Workforce Inclusion

United States

Margarita Quihuis

Executive Director, Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford

United States

Matthew Rhodes-Kropf

General Manager, MIT Tectonic Ventures

United States

Anne E. Sartori

Research Scientist, Sloan School of Management, MIT

United States

Dina Sherif

Executive Director and Senior Lecturer, Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship at MIT

United States

Marika Vilen

SVP Global Identity and Fraud, Partnerships, Experian

United States

Judging Criteria

  • Alignment: The solution uses technology to address one of Solve's Global Challenges.
  • Potential for Impact: The planned solution implementation has the potential to impact the intended population.
  • Feasibility: The team has a realistic, practical plan for implementing the solution, and it is feasible in the given context.
  • Innovative Approach: The solution includes a new technology, a new application of technology, a new business model, or a new process for solving the Challenge.
  • Inclusive Human-Centered Design: Inclusive and equitable outcomes are considered in the design, implementation, and internal operations of the solution.
  • Scalability: The solution has a plan for financial viability and the potential to be scaled to affect the lives of more people.
  • Partnership Potential: The applicant clearly explains how the solution would benefit from some of the resources that the Solve community is positioned to provide.
  • Technical Feasibility: If the underlying technology is novel, the applicant has provided convincing evidence that it has been built and functions as they claim it does.

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