Six outstanding ideas in the field of education and development were awarded for their innovation and impact at GDN's 2016 Global Development Conference in Lima, Peru, under the Global Development Awards Competition.
The Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development awarded three policy relevant research ideas. Dr Marcus Agurto from the Universidad de Piura in Peru claimed first prize for his proposed impact analysis of the Peruvian social program Beca 18, at a top level private university in Peru. The research will use randomized control trials to assess the program’s effect on learning and social connections between students from wealthy and vulnerable backgrounds. Ana Mickovska - Raleva from the Center for Research and Policy Making in Macedonia won the second prize for her mixed-method proposal to study the ways through which the ‘learning to learn’ competence is taught, and how developed the competence really is, in Macedonian schools. Gloria Carrión Fonseca, of Fundación Internacional para el Desafío Económico Global in Nicaragua won the third prize for a proposal to provide policy recommendations based on a study of gender inclusive education and gender sensitive public finance.
The 2016 Global Development Awards Competition also featured the Japanese Award for the most innovative development project, which funds innovative social development projects bene ting marginalized groups in developing and transition countries.
Watch a short film of the finalists from the conference, and find out more about the awards competition.