11Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on DevelopmentOverview• Awards research proposals in the three themes – Inequali...
22Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP)Overview• Development project proposals that are innovative...
33Medals for Research on DevelopmentOverview• Completed research papers; recognize and acknowledge path breaking approache...
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GDN Awards and Medals Competition - Assessment criteria2013

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This presentation highlights the assessment criteria for the GDN Global Competition. The presentation was dedicated at the Awards and Medals Finalists for their preparations at the GDNet Presentation Skills Training.
Manilla, Philippines
17-18 June, 2013

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GDN Awards and Medals Competition - Assessment criteria2013

  1. 1. 11Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on DevelopmentOverview• Awards research proposals in the three themes – Inequality, Social Protection andInclusive Growth• About 248 proposals received; more on Inequality• Greatest promise for improving our understanding of development issues• Puts forth clear, articulate and well researched policy implications to addressdevelopment problems• Substantive merits of submission• Potential for completion and development of proposal• Completed research published, Petar Stankov, Bulgaria (2010) as working paper andsubmitted for journal publication• Presentation of findings in international conferences: Chandrasekhar (2011)CriteriaPrevious winners
  2. 2. 22Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP)Overview• Development project proposals that are innovative and have an original andinnovative approach to an important development need• Ovver 420 proposals received this year• Creativity/Innovativeness: what approach is different from existing ones?• Objective and Measuring Results: What development idea is the project addressingand presence of clear, measurable results that will have impact on improving lives?• Social Impact and Sustainability: Does the project contribute to social development?Is it sustainable? Local ownership?• Replicability: How easily can the project be replicated? Expanded?• Cost efficiency: What are the measurable impacts compared to cost of project?• Brings recognition for further funding• Bachpan Bachao Andolan (MIDP winner 2010) put 65 children back in school and assigned astudent tracker in villages where child labour is very rampant.CriteriaPrevious winners
  3. 3. 33Medals for Research on DevelopmentOverview• Completed research papers; recognize and acknowledge path breaking approaches inaddressing development issues; in three themes• 254 papers in total; Over 90 papers in each•• Originality of research topic• Innovativeness of methodology• Quality of content• Relevance of research in context of theme• Clarity• Significance of policy implications• Recognition awards – more funding; career opportunities• Speaking in plenary for first time!CriteriaPrevious winners

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