GDN's 18th Annual Global Development Conference
The Global Development Awards Competition

The conference will also host the 17th edition of the Global Development Awards Competition, organized around the theme of "Skills Development and Employment Generation," generously supported by the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan, through the World Bank.

Applications for the Global Development Awards Competition, focused on skill development and employment generation, have now closed, with 44 proposals from 19 countries shortlisted out of 215 submissions. GDN is excited to receive quality proposals from a diverse array of researchers and NGOs, from low or middle-income countries, working in the areas of agriculture, manufacturing or digital technology. Next, shortlisted applicants will compete for prizes of up to US $30,000 in each award category: one category is an Award for Most Innovative Development Project and the other is for Outstanding Research on Development. Prizes will be awarded at GDN's 18th Global Development Conference in New Delhi on 22-23 March 2018.

  • Find out more about the competition online
  • Read more about the history of GDN awards and competitions.
  • Tell your friends and post this news online with the hashtag #GDNawards.
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Watch a short film below featuring last year's finalists.


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