Innovation Challenges

Challenge Owner(s)
UNCDF, MetLife Foundation
Organiser(s) APIX
Industry Type(s)
Digital/ICT, Financial Services
Opportunities and Support Financial support up to $110,000, assistance to piloting product in China and Malaysia
Application Start Date 29 May 2020
Application End Date 4 July 2020
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About Challenge

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the critical importance of financial health has become much more evident as the pandemic exposes and exacerbates the economic vulnerabilities of underserved communities in developing nations, and in particular the world’s least developed countries.

The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and MetLife Foundation, in partnership with the Singapore FinTech Festival, launched the COVID-19 Financial Health Challenge—a global initiative to help improve financial health and resilience during the current COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

The COVID-19 Financial Health Challenge invites digital innovation and solutions to improve financial health during the pandemic from companies all over the world. Shortlisted applicants in the Challenge will be invited to participate in a six-week programme. At the end of the programme, winning participants could expect to receive:

  • Financial support up to $110,000
  • Technical assistance & mentors
  • The opportunity to present on a global platform
  • Assistance to piloting their product in China and Malaysia


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