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Global Development Awards Competition 2024

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Applications for GDAC 2024 are closed.

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Global Development Awards Competition 2024

The Global Development Awards Competition (GDAC) is GDN’s largest and longest-running program that brings together a rich community of researchers and development practitioners. It is an award scheme that:

  • Identifies talent and supports the career advancement of researchers in the Global South
  • Funds innovative social development projects implemented by NGOs that benefit marginalized groups in the developing world



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The awards will feature two categories:

The Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD) 2024 Edition
A competitive research grant program that identifies and funds outstanding research proposals that have a high potential for excellence in research and clear policy implications for addressing development issues in low and middle-income countries (World Bank definition).

The Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP) 2024 Edition
A competitive grant program that supports non-profit Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in low or lower-middle-income countries (World Bank definition) to recognize the innovative approach of their projects.



The Global Development Awards Competition is an innovative award scheme 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.


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