The ADFIAP “Outstanding Development Project Awards,” an institutional award, acknowledges and honors ADFIAP members who have undertaken and/or assisted projects that have had a positive influence on development in their respective nations. Members who, in the judgment of the ADFIAP Awards Board, have implemented or strengthened excellent and innovative development projects in the previous year are recognized.
Category 1: Human Capital Development. A programme or strategy that the member has put in place to help its officers, personnel, and/or clients develop their professional capacities and advance their careers.
Category 2: Environmental Development. An initiative in which the member and/or its clients have collaborated to reduce or eliminate environmental risks and/or promote environmental due diligence and management practices in their respective institutions and/or client operations.
Category 3: SME Development. A member-developed lending programme or scheme that aided and/or offered funding access and technical assistance to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the country.
Category 4: Infrastructure Development. A project financing programme or fund aimed at developing or improving the country’s strategic and long-term infrastructure facilities.
Category 5: Technology Development. A member’s project, loan facility, or funds made available for the improvement of the country’s technological basis, know-how, and innovation.
Category 6: Trade Development. A project, financial programme, or facility that helped a country grow, promote, and increase its foreign trade.
Category 7: Local Economic Development. An initiative, programme, or facility in a specific area (province, community, or village) that was designed and developed to create a favorable environment for businesses to thrive, promote their competitiveness, or create opportunities for new and start-up businesses, whether they were initiated by external investors or local entrepreneurs.
Category 8: Development Finance-led Poverty Reduction. A programme or strategy that employed development finance as a tool or instrument to help the country reduce or alleviate poverty.
Category 9: Corporate Governance. A project, programme, or undertaking initiated, instituted, or adopted by a member that advocates, promotes, and sustains strong corporate governance practices and ideals.
Category 10: Corporate Social Responsibility. A member-developed, adopted, and implemented programme, project, or undertaking that promotes and sustains responsible citizenship for the greater good.