Judging Guidelines

1. Outstanding Projects Award Criteria

Relevance (20%)
Does the entry fit the category entered into? Is it a “project” per se or just a One-off activity?
Impact Objective (30%)
Does the project have a ‘developmental’ impact objective (i.e. one that provides “benefits” (e.g., social economic, technological, etc.). Were the beneficiaries’ responses positive?
Result/Record (30%)
Did the project produce results as expected? Beyond expectations? If it is a long-running project, did it matter to the expected beneficiaries?
Innovation (20%)
Is the project innovative in the context of the country? Worthy of replication? Something “fresh?”

2. Outstanding CEO Award Criteria

Status/Integrity (25%)
Is the CEO known in the community? Reputation? Ethical standards?
Leadership (25%)
What kind of a leader is he/she? Is he/she well liked by the officers/staff? By the community?
Performance (25%)
Is his/her institution successful? Did his/her decision produce remarkable results for his/her institution? Did he/she enhance the institution’s financial health /image?
Vision (25%)
What kind of a vision does he/she have for his/her institution? Is his/her vision in line with the environment he/she operates?

3. Distinguished Person Award Criteria

Stature/Integrity (30%)
Is the person known/respected in the country as well as internationally? Other recognitions received?
Lifetime Achievements (50%)
What accomplishments did he/she have during his/her lifetime that merits recognition?
Personal Advocacy (20%)
What is his/her life’s philosophy? Advocacy?

4. Best Sustainability Report Criteria

  • Disclosure of financial management and sustainability information (50%)
  • Articulation of sustainable development agenda (20%)
  • Clarity and readability of content (10%)
  • Design and visual impact (10%)
  • Overall uniqueness and innovativeness (10%)