In order to accelerate progress towards a more inclusive and sustainable future, the World Economic Forum, supported by Canada's International Development Research Centre, and the World Bank Group are seeking to crowdsource innovative examples of win-win public, private and multi-stakeholder practices that foster both productivity and social inclusion.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:
  • Impact: demonstrated or potential impact
  • Novelty: innovative and insightful proposal
  • Technical Quality: evidence-based and well-written line of argument
  • Scalability: demonstrated potential for scale and political and economic feasibility
  • Win-Win: mindful of the growth impact, as well as environmental and social implications.
We encourage submissions where authors or entities have first-hand knowledge of the practice and were directly involved in the design, management or evaluation of the initiative. For private sector-led initiatives, we are seeking practices that were profitable for business and society.

Winning ideas will be featured on an interactive digital platform, at a series of regional events and at a Global Symposium where those behind the best practices, policies and institutional models will meet with other leaders to discuss how to best move them forward.  All content provided by your institution will be acknowledged accordingly. Awards will also be presented for the best entries in various categories. 

Please ensure that your responses adhere to the word limits prescribed for each question. 

Make your submission by 15 June 2017, 23:59 Central European Time.

Should you have any further questions or feedback, please contact us at

1. Name, position, organization:

2. Contact information (email address):

3. Name of the practice/initiative:

4. Country or region covered by the practice:

5. SDGs/other development issues:
Which UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or other development problem does your practice address?

6. Context: (150 words)
What was the need for action which this practice addressed?

7. Activities adopted: (500 words)
What were/are the main activities/actions of the practice?

8. Role of the different stakeholders: (200 words)
Which stakeholder was driving the initiative? What were the specific roles of other partners/actors?

9. Impacts on productivity and Inclusion: (150 words) 
What impact does the practice have on growth/productivity? What impact does it have on social inclusion?

10. Bottlenecks/success factors: (400 words) 
What were the main barriers and enablers to implementing this practice? If any bottlenecks were overcome, how? What were the key success factors?

11. Results: (500 words)
What were the outcomes/results (expected or achieved) both in terms of quantitative (metrics) and qualitative results?
For private sector practices, in addition to social impact, did the practice deliver financial returns?

12. Lessons learned: (400 words) 
What were the main takeaways or lessons learned? Please describe areas, if any, where the initiative fell short of its objectives. To help others avoid potential pitfalls, please share any failures you encountered along the way.

13. Scaling up and Replicating: (200 words) 
Have there been any efforts to scale up/replicate this practice? Please describe. If not, please assess the feasibility and possible limitations in other contexts.

14. References (relevant links and sources, if available):

15. Bio/description: (500 words)
If you're entering as an individual, please provide a brief bio and specify if you would like to be considered for the "Best under 30 years of age" award. If you're entering as an entity, please provide a short description of the entity.

You may submit up to two exhibits at Please put your name and the name of the practice/initiative in the subject line of the email. 

Thank you in advance for your time and contribution to an effort that will help create momentum towards implementing and enhancing reforms that are both pro-growth and pro-inclusion.