The MasterCard Foundation Clients at the Centre Prize 2017 is now open for applications.
For the third consecutive year we are looking for the world’s most impactful and sustainable financial services provider that puts “clients at the centre” of its thinking and operations for the benefit of poor people in developing countries.
The Prize consists of a US$150,000 award to expand or reinforce client-centric practices within the winning organisation.
In 2016, the competition's top three finalists were presented their proposals to leading industry professionals at The MasterCard Foundation Symposium on Financial Inclusion held in Kigali, Rwanda. Last year's winner of the Prize, decided by the Symposium attendees, was the remittance transfer company Hello Paisa. The 2015 edition of the Symposium and the Prize took place in Cape Town, South Africa. Then, micro-insurance firm BIMA mobile was awarded top honours.
You can watch the winning presentations from the 2015 and 2016 Symposia in this link.
This year, the top five applicants will be invited to attend The MasterCard Foundation Symposium on Financial Inclusion in Accra, Ghana, on November 8-9, 2017. The top three finalists will present on their client-centric practices to the audience, which will decide who wins the Prize.
We have revisited the Prize design and made minor improvements to this year’s competition. Applicants can find all the necessary information in the downloadable documents below. The deadline for applications is June 5, 2017 at 23:59 GMT. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com
*The MasterCard Foundation is partnering with InnoCentive to host the Prize platform. Please note that correspondence may come from InnoCentive staff via email.