SUPERHEROES

OF DEVELOPMENT PRIZE

#IDBSuperheroes

Virtual Edition


Winners 2020

  • Merenda em Casa: Garantindo a segurança alimentar dos estudantes do Amazonas em meio à pandemia
  • Certificado profissional de suporte em TI
  • Strengthening female entrepreneurship in Brokopondo, Wanica, Sipaliwini and Marowijne
  • Tía: Innovadora solidaridad en los más duros momentos

Proposals

2020

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?


Superheroes of Development is part of an effort by the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB) to improve the performance of IDB-financed projects, through systematic learning and the exchange of knowledge. The initiative recognizes executing agencies and borrowers that have faced and overcome challenges in an innovative and creative way. Superheroes of Development has received more than 200 proposals from all of Latin America and the Caribbean in its first two editions.



Due to the crisis that our region is facing, the third edition of Superheroes of Development will focus on recognizing executing agencies and clients that have successfully met the challenges imposed by COVID-19 on the execution of their projects or their business.

Challenge that COVID-19 has represented regarding the execution of the project.

Actions implemented to face the challenge and its effects so far (for example, new activities, alternative processes, reformulation or restructuring of components, among others)

Recommendations on the adjustment process and search for solutions, and how to face similar challenges in the future.

The winners will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual conversation, open to the public, with the President of the IDB, where they will share their stories. In addition, winners will also receive free access to a maximum of two courses per person with IDB and edX certification (Harvard and MIT online educational platform) to support their professional development.

Here you can find more details about the award process, rules, and prizes.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?


All teams of executing agencies for projects (co-)financed by the IDB (including Sovereign Guaranteed Loans), clients of IDBInvest or IDBLab are eligible to participate, as long as:


  • The IDB project is currently in the execution phase (projects that have had at least one disbursement) or the client of IDB Invest or IDBLab has already received financing.

Do you think your team could be the next Superheroes of Development?

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?


In order to participate, eligible executing agencies and clients must complete and submit their story before July 6, 2020 at 5:00pm Washington, D.C. time. You can find the application form here.



Send your proposals!


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To see an example on how to fill out the form click here

For more information about the award process and the rules, please check our FAQ section.

CALENDAR


May 26

Beginning of
submissions

July 6

Closing of
submissions

August 14

Announcement of
finalists

QUESTIONS

1. What is the purpose of the Superheroes of Development Award?

The main objective of this award is to recognize executing agencies and clients that have successfully addressed or influenced challenges that emerge either during the execution of development projects or in achieving the development impact related to their IDB Invest financing. The award is part of an effort to improve the performance of IDB Group-financed projects through systematic learning and knowledge sharing.


2. Is my Project team eligible to take part in this award?

This call is for executing agencies/clients who are currently executing, or have recently executed, a project that includes IDB Group financing. In the case of Haiti, we accept teams that are in charge of grants.

IDB Group Specialists or staff are not eligible to participate. They may be consulted as part of the process and may participate in preparing the narrative of the execution challenge, but the award will be granted to clients and staff of executing agencies.


3. Should we participate only as a team or can it be on an individual basis?

The IDB will review the eligibility of the executing agency/client and recognize the executing agency’s team/client.


4. Our IDB project has multiple executing agencies. Should we submit our story together?

You can, but is not mandatory. All submissions should refer to all relevant individuals and institutions involved in the specific challenge and solution described, but are not required or limited in terms of the number of people or organizations involved in any submission. Any team that submits a story is responsible for sharing credit and acknowledging the collaboration of diverse agencies and individuals.


5. Our story involves people that are not part of the project executing agency or client. Are they eligible to participate?

The submissions may involve other people; however, all award submission must be done by eligible project executing agency or client staff. The solution or innovation described in the submission should be at least revised or have been revised by the executing agency/client and it should have (or had) a direct impact on the project’s performance or outcomes.


6. Can we submit more than one story?

Yes. There is no limit in the number of stories the eligible executing agency or client can submit.


7. What is the submission format?

You will fill out a form following the given steps. The forms are on the YouNoodle platform, where you must register. Only the stories submitted through this form will be considered for awards.


8. In what language can I apply?

You can apply in any of the Bank’s four official languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese.


9. What if we have additional information that we want to share but does not meet the submission format requirements?

While you are allowed to submit additional information relevant to your story as a part of your submission, the jury will not consider this information for the final evaluation (it can be used with the purpose of knowledge-sharing). It is therefore recommended to ensure that all critical information is included in the suggested format.


10. Can we make changes to our submission after submitting it?

It is possible to make changes and updates up to closing date and time (July 6, 2020, at 5:00 pm Washington D.C. time). Submissions received after the closing date will not be considered by the evaluation panel.


11. How will the submission be evaluated?

All proposals will be evaluated by a panel of IDB staff and external development experts. Projects financed by the IDB (sovereign guaranteed loan), IDBInvest and IDBLab will be selected based on the following criteria: challenge in execution, solutions and achievements and lessons learned.


12. What will the IDB do with our submission? Will it be published?

One of the key objectives of this Award is to promote the knowledge-exchange among development specialists in Latin America and the Caribbean. To achieve this, any submission received may be formatted and published for public dissemination.


13. What is the prize for the winner?

The winners will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual conversation, open to the public, with the President of the IDB, where they will share their stories. In addition, winners will also receive free access to a maximum of two courses per person with IDB and edX certification (Harvard and MIT online educational platform) to support their professional development.


14. What are the key award dates?

May 26

Beginning of submissions

July 6

Closing of submissions

August 14

Announcement of finalists