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DM2007 - Health, Nutrition and Population - Assessment


The 105 finalist proposals were selected from roughly 2,900 applications through a rigorous two-stage assessment process guided by the principles of fairness, transparency and consensus. Some 220 health and development experts from the World Bank Group and a range of other organizations volunteered their time to serve as assessors, each reviewing 40 to 70 proposals.

Each proposal was evaluated by a minimum of three assessors from a diverse range of backgrounds. Assessors individually read an assigned batch of proposals and then, grouped in teams of three to four, narrowed down the number of proposals through discussion and consensus. At least one person in each assessment team hailed from outside the World Bank Group to ensure a varied perspective.

Proposals were evaluated against the criteria of innovation, measurability, sustainability, growth potential and realism. Special emphasis was placed on innovation, as Development Marketplace is a program that focuses on identifying innovative approaches. As a consequence, many proposals that assessors felt were solid approaches to development with a proven track record may not have been chosen as finalists because they lacked sufficient innovation. The DM's foremost interest is to find new, creative and innovative approaches to development.

Please click here to find a more detailed description of the assessment criteria.

Organizations Involved in DM2007 Assessment Process

Academy for Educational Development
Acumen Fund
Baha'is of the U.S.
African Development Foundation
American International Health Alliance
American Red Cross
Assumption Analysis, Inc.
Banyan Global
Booz Allen Hamilton
BroadReach Healthcare
Brookings Institute
U.S. Census Bureau
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Cultural Health Education Consultants
Environmental Integrity Project
Fairfax Department of Health
Family Health International
Georgetown University Institute for Reproductive Health
George Washington University
Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Harvard University
Health for Humanity
Information Resources, Inc
Inter-American Development Bank
International Center for Research on Women
International Public Health Professional
JHPIEGO Corporation
John Snow, Inc
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Management Sciences for Health
Management Systems International
Miller Buckfire & Company
Morang Innovative Neonatal Intervention Program
NanoScience Exchange
National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors
National Institutes of Health
Ohio State University
ORC Macro
Peace Corps
Population Reference Bureau
ProCell Corp
Project Hope
Resources for the Future
Save the Children
Social and Scientific Systems, Inc
St. Jude Hospital
Swasthya India
The Advisory Board Company
Transforming Development
U.S. Committee for the United Nations Development Program
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
United Nations Association
U.S. Agency for International Development
Village Care
Water Advocates
World Bank Family Network
World Health Organization
Winrock International
Woodrow Wilson Center
World Vision