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Gender and Poverty Alleviation Award

Sustainable development cannot be achieved without a more equitable distribution of resources and the eradication of poverty.

Empowering women means giving the opportunity to thousands of women to get out of the poverty trap. Women not only constitute the vast majority of the world’s poor but they are at a higher risk of poverty compared to men. Poverty does not only refer to material resources such as money, food, or housing but also to social resources such as access to education, healthcare, or meaningful relations with other people.

This award recognises and acknowledges organisations that have strategies in place to allow for future programmes or have implemented sustainable initiatives around poverty alleviation which have enhanced skills and provided income opportunities that have positively impacted the lives of women and poor communities.  


Category of AwardAspects Adjudicated UponWeightingWhat Information Needs to be FurnishedCriteria being applied in measurement
Women Empowerment in the Community Award Design and Innovation 30 Detailed Overview of the Programme Design, Innovation, detail and planning of the programme
Management 10 How the programme is/was managed People involved / Frequency of meetings / Monitoring of implementation / Systems Utilised
Communication 10 How the programme was communicated To Whom / Medium / Frequency / Format
Return on Investment / Business (Economic) Impact 40 Impact of the programme Contribution to sustainability / profitability/ROI
Gender Targets (Broad Base) 10 Who the beneficiaries were Number of women/percentage of staff/targets achieved