2003 Global DM: Services for the Poor

  • Smiling woman with glasses.
    Jul 12
    Winner
    In India today, more than 200 million people suffer from blurry up-close vision, a condition clinically referred to as presbyopia. These people need reading glasses to work—to read a ledger, to thread a needle, to mend a shoe. They need them to live—to separate stones from rice for the...

2011 Country DM - Cameroon: Strengthening Community Participation for a Better Local Governance in Health, Education and Forest Resource Management

2011 Country DM - India: Supporting Inclusive Business Models to Scale

  • Farmers working in a flooded rice field.
    Dec 13
    Finalist
    The project for which funding is sought is the establishment of a sheet metal and fabrication work training center in Jatni (Khurda District), Orissa. This will contribute to scaling up existing skills training operations. Beneficiaries are expected to number at least 1000 over two years. The...
  • People at an alley market.
    Dec 12
    Finalist
    The organization has already received administrative approvals and funding support from the Government and some private donors to expand Gyan Shala program in Patna city. Under the proposal, we wish to set up model units in one other city and rural areas, so the concept and program could expand...
  • Woman picking cotton.
    Dec 12
    Finalist
    COAPCL's cotton marketing operations in Orissa have grown significantly and simultaneously its ability to pay its farmers on time is being constrained due to lack of adequate ginning capacities in Western Orissa. Chetna Organic till date had been relying on sub-contracting of existing ginning...
  • Portrait of a child.
    Dec 12
    Finalist
    CFM has been working with weavers from Bhagalpur, Bihar since 2007. Starting with a small order of Rs 50,000 for 5 artisans till date we have generated around Rs 25Lakhs worth of orders benefitting around 100 weavers through design interventions, process improvment and market linkages. As CFM...
  • A street scene in urban India.
    Dec 12
    Finalist
    The urban population in India is increasing rapidly, and along with it is also increasing the percentage of urban poor. In Jaipur alone there are 38,893 urban BPL households (BPL survey 2003). Migrated to the cities in search of livelihood, their life is characterized by mass illiteracy, lack of...

2011 Country DM - Albania: Better Governance and Accountability

2000 Global DM: Searching for Solutions: Governance, Judiciary, and Vulnerability Reduction