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These proposals were submitted through competitions run by Lever for Change. Through this Solutions Bank, they are now openly available to the field at large to facilitate learning, research, collaboration, and funding.

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Air quality

The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York

Clean Air Toolbox for African Cities

Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Rwanda, Uganda, United States, Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania

Climate change

The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York

Climate Services to Transform the Lives of Vulnerable Smallholder Farmers

Colombia, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, Vietnam, Cambodia, Ethiopia

Youth development

The African Leadership University

Developing and connecting three million leaders to make Africa flourish

Mauritius, Rwanda, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria

Highly Ranked

Maternal and perinatal health

Reagents of the University of Michigan

Eliminating Preventable Maternal Mortality in Sub Saharan Africa

Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Uganda, Mozambique, Sierra Leone

Youth development

The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance at The University of Cape Town

Emerging African Leaders Programme

Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Freedom from slavery

Operation Underground Railroad, Inc

Empowering rescue and rehabilitation of children from sex trafficking worldwide

Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Peru, United States, Argentina, Ghana

Maternal and perinatal health

EngenderHealth, Inc.

Ending Fistula: Safe Birth, Safe Surgery in West Africa

Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, Niger, Uganda, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria

Highly Ranked

Youth development

Friends of the Children - National Office

Friends of the Children. Defying the odds of generational poverty

United States, Ghana, Jamaica

Freedom of information

The Carter Center, Inc.

Inform Women, Transform Lives: Advancing Women’s Access to Information

Bangladesh, Guatemala, Liberia, El Salvador, Ghana, Honduras, Nepal, Sierra Leone

Equal opportunity in education

Benetech

Literacy for Life: Inclusive Education for Students with Disabilities

Burkina Faso, India, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, Tanzania

Sustainable development

ICLEI Africa

Seeding Resilient Pathways for Regenerative Communities in a New Economy

Dominica, Haiti, Kiribati, Malawi, New Zealand, Belize, Egypt, Ghana, Portugal, Uganda

Urban development

Global Development Incubator

The Capital Advisory Platform for Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Projects (CAP)

Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Somalia, Ghana, Madagascar, Malawi, South Africa

Health care access

The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.

Transforming chronic disease prevention and care through global multi-local innovation

United States, Ghana

Highly Ranked

Women's rights

Landesa

Women’s Land Rights: Driving Empowerment, Equality, and Opportunity

China, India, Liberia, Myanmar, Tanzania, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Zimbabwe