The WFP Innovation Challenge 2020 in Figures

World map of applications by geographic region
Sixty-two percent of this year’s applications came from the Sub-Saharan African region.
Applications by geographic region, 2019 & 2020
The 2020 applications show similar diversity in terms of geographic region compared to the 2019 data, with the majority of applications coming from Sub-Saharan Africa, followed by South Asia and Europe & Central Asia. Note: Region/country is determined by the region/country in which the applicant team is based.
Applications by country income levels, 2019 & 2020
For both 2019 and 2020, the majority of the applications received came from middle-income countries. Note: Income level was based on the World Bank’s most recent income classification report.
Applications by gender, 2020
Thirty-four percent of the applications this year came from women. Note: Gender was tabulated according to self-identified gender of the project lead.
Applications by focus area, 2020
Thirty-four percent of the solutions put forward were in the area of local food security and smallholder farmers support.



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