Winners: Global Development Awards Competition 2016

GDN is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2016 Global Development Awards Competition!  This year, the competition received 337 expressions of interest from 59 developing countries and finally, 271 submissions were received.  

The six finalists were chosen after a rigorous multi-stage review process. The final selection of the winners of the competition was undertaken by an eminent jury at GDN’s 17th Annual Global Development Conference held in Peru from 17-18 March 2016; an event attended by over 400 practitioners in the field of development where finalists presented their proposals.

Category 1: Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP)

The finalists of the MIDP category are:

Category 2: Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD)

The winners of the ORD category are:

  • First Prize: Dr. Marcos Agurto (Peru) – The effect of social interactions between economically disadvantaged college students and wealthy ones on social networks composition, soft skills accumulation and social preferences and discriminatory behavior: Experimental evidence from the Peruvian social program Beca18 [sub-theme 4: Research and Education]
  • Second Prize: Ms. Ana Mickovska-Raleva (FYR Macedonia) Teaching ‘Learning to Learn’ competence for the knowledge-based society [sub-theme 1: Skills for Tomorrow]
  • Third Prize: Dr. Gloria Carrión Fonseca (Nicaragua) The Political Economy of Public Financing of Education and its Impact on Inequality across Gender Lines in Nicaragua [sub-theme 2: Public Policy and Public Finance]
Funded by Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan

\Watch what the previous round Award winners have to say: 

MIDP 2015 winner: Video 
ORD 2015 winner: Video