The Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development 2023 is now accepting applications. The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) awards the prize annually with the goal of inspiring and fostering innovation and creativity in human development. The Prize was inspired by AGFUND’s commitment to improving development performance and supporting significant development projects in order to realize the objective of sustainability and human investment.
Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development aims to:
- Support the distinguished efforts aiming at the promotion and enhancement of human development concepts.
- Disseminate the successful project experiences.
- Highlight the best practices, which aim to improve the living conditions of the poor and disadvantaged with particular emphasis on women and children.
- Enhance the exchange of experiences and develop better mechanisms to find solutions to the problems of poverty, marginalization and socioeconomic exclusion of vulnerable groups.
Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development Thematic Focus
Each year, the Prize Committee selects the thematic focus for the Prize, taking into account the diversity and non-repetitive themes. The objective is to highlight the innovative experiences and continuously support the distinguished efforts in various field of development. The Prize themes always focus on increasing the knowledge in the field of human development and its proper management. This year, the focus is on ‘Life on Land’ #SDG15.
Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development Prizes
Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development carries cash amount of US$ 1,000,000, certificates of recognition and trophies. The prize amount is allocated for the winners of the Prize in its four categories as follows:
- First category prize: US$ 400,000
- Specified for projects implemented by UN agencies or international and regional NGOs.
- Second category prize: US$ 300,000
- Specified for projects implemented by national NGOs.
- Third category prize: US$ 200,000
- Specified for projects implemented by governmental bodies (ministries and public institutions) or social business enterprises.
- Fourth category prize: US$ 100,000
- Specified for projects initiated, funded and/or implemented by individuals.
Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development Eligibility
- No one can nominate his/her or its project. However, each of the following entities is eligible, as third party, to nominate for the Prize; UN organizations, regional, international and national NGOs, governments agencies, public institutions, universities and research centers, syndicates and experts in the field.
Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development Evaluation Criteria
- Innovative ways with which the project relates to AGFUND mission, values and objectives and to the theme of the Prize.
- Contribution of project design to efficient and effective management and to the fulfillment of project objectives.
- Degree of relevance of project objectives to the theme of the Prize.
- Project impact in terms of types of services provided, and access to project’s benefits and services.
- Participation of target beneficiaries in the process of project design and preparation.
- Project transferability or adaptability to other areas/ countries.
- Efficiency of financial management and resource utilization and timelyimplementation.
- Fulfillment of project objectives.
- Sustainability of project activities, benefits and services.
- Environmental and social impact.
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