Global Development Awards Competition – Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP) 2022 Edition

Global Development Awards Competition – Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP) 2022 Edition

წყარო: Global Development Network


Competition Theme

The Global Development Network (GDN) invites non-profit Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from low and middle-income countries to submit applicationsfor the Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP)within the theme ‘Post-COVID-19 Governance – Learning from challenging circumstances to build better governance systems’.

The Award

The Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project is a competitive grant program under the umbrella of the Global Development Awards Competition, administered by GDN, funded under the Policy and Human Resources Development Fund (PHRD) trust fund managed by the World Bank, and generously supported by the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan. The award program invites non-profit NGOs and CSOs to submit project proposals supporting (in particular) improved service delivery, and innovative approaches that may be scaled-up through a grant. The Award targets projects currently at the stage of implementation, and which have a high potential for impact targeting exceptionally marginalized and disadvantaged groups located in developing countries – per the World Bank’s recognition as low and middle income countries.

The winning projects will receive grants worth US$ 125,000. The awards will be given to organizations whose projects embody an innovative approach to an important development need and hold the greatest promise for:

  1. responding directly to the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable, underserved groups to improve their lives aiming at rapid results for improved livelihood;
  2. supporting initiatives that lead to developing sustainable outcomes through the scaling-up of the project.

The two first prize winners under each theme will receive a grant of US$ 50,000 each. The second prize will receive a grant of US$ 20,000. Additionally, awardees will be paired with a Technical Advisor throughout the entire implementation of the grant.

The deadline for submission of applications is on the 6 January 2023 (Indian Standard Time 6:00 PM)

Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) Award

The JSDF award focuses on piloting socially innovative development projects that have been identified as having the potential for development impact and replicability through the MIDP Award. The objective of JSDF Award is to support community-driven development and poverty reduction programs that serve to enhance productivity, increase access to social and community services and infrastructure, and improve the living conditions of poor and vulnerable groups in eligible countries.

The two first prize winners will compete for the JSDF award after a minimum of 12 months implementation of their MIDP grant. GDN will review the suitability of the proposals for a much larger grant of up to US$ 200,000 within the framework of the World Bank-administered Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF).

Connector Grant

The 2022 edition will introduce the Connector Grant which aims to stimulate international cooperation through the development of collaborative projects to support scale-up efforts with research-based evidence. The Connector grant will be awarded to ORD grantees, based on a project developed in collaboration with the MIDP grantees who received the JSDF grant. This grant will support the award recipients’ collaborative efforts towards measuring and analyzing scale-up impact, as well as to enhance the robustness of their M&E activities.

Finalists are expected to be available for the Communications Training and the VIRTUAL event for the presentation of their projects to the jury in April.

How to register

  1. How to Apply

Check our website for additional information on how to interact with the platform or reach out to us if you need any assistance.

Follow the steps given below:

Prepare your application

Non-profit status – Obtain an official document certifying the registration of your non-profit NGO/CSO. If the document is not available in English, please provide a translation (noncertified is acceptable).

Ability to receive funds from abroad – Obtain an official document certifying your organization is legally able to receive funds from abroad according to your national legal framework (For example, if in India, the organization must be FCRA registered and compliant)

Submit your application on the Online Application Form

Follow to GDN’s dedicated online submission platform using the following link:

Register or Log-in into the platform to have access to your profile. You will receive an email confirming the successful registration of your profile and define your password. Only after verifying your profile, will you be able to submit an application.

On your profile page, follow the displayed instructions and go to [Applications] “Funding Opportunities” to select the Call you wish to apply to or resume one from the [Applications] “In Progress” section.

  1. You must pass the automated Eligibility Screening before having access to the Full Proposal. If you fail it, you will not be able to submit an application but reach out to GDN if you are facing issues.
  2. A collaborator must accept and fill their Collaborator Form which is found at [Collaboration Forms and Applications] “Action Required” before being filled. Afterwards, he/she will have access to the proposal they are associated with and can make edits and even submit it. This application will not be at [Collaboration Forms and Applications] “Applications”
  3. Take note that you will be able to resume your entry at any time up to the deadline. If there are duplicate entries, the most recent one will be considered as only one proposal per applicant is allowed.

You will be asked to provide the details of the proposal and you must invite your team members by placing their name and email address on the “Collaborators” tab. Don’t forget to press “Invite” and check if people have accepted by checking their status on this tab.

Upload all necessary documents and fill all sections otherwise your application will not be submitted.

Once you have completed your application, click on “Submit”. You will receive an email notifying you on the successful submission of your application with a copy of the entire submission.

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