Concordia, University of Virginia Darden School Institute for Business in Society, and U.S. Department of State Secretary's Office of Global Partnerships
P3 Impact Award
Recognizing Collaborative Excellence
The P3 Impact Award was created by Concordia, the University of Virginia Darden School Institute for Business in Society, and the U.S. Department of State Secretary's Office of Global Partnerships to recognize and honor best practices of public-private partnerships (P3s) that are improving communities and the world in the most impactful ways. The award seeks to highlight leading practices and actionable insights in the P3 arena. For this award, a P3 refers to any cross-sector collaboration that features public, private, nonprofit, or non-governmental organizations and addresses societal problems.
2017 P3 Impact Award presented to Sanitation Marketing Systems in Bangladesh at the Concordia Summit
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Tim Prewitt (Chief Executive Officer of iDE) and M.D. Rashidul Huque (Additional Chief Engineer of Bangladesh Department of Public Health & Engineering) accept the 2017 P3 Impact Award from Matthew Swift (Concordia), Mary Margaret Frank (University of Virginia Darden School of Business) and Thomas Debass (U.S. Department of State Secretary's Office of Global Partnerships) on behalf of the Sanitation Marketing Systems in Bangladesh partnership.
The Sanitation Marketing Systems partnership, between the Bangladesh Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), UNICEF, iDE, and Rangpur Foundry Ltd. (RFL), seeks to strengthen the sanitation system in Bangladesh and prevent the spread of disease by facilitating scalable, sustainable access to improved sanitation.
The partnership has, as of June 2017, trained 340 latrine producers — 32 percent of whom are women — who sold over 37,000 improved latrines. Long-term social and economic impacts include improved health and wages saved from avoiding illness, as well as increased skills and employment for latrine producers.
Applications for the 2018 P3 Impact Award will be accepted in early 2018.
Cross-sector partnerships between the following entities are eligible to apply for the award:
- Public entity and private entity
- Public entity and nonprofit entity
- Private entity and nonprofit entity
- Public entity, private entity, and nonprofit entity
Any partner can submit the application or a third party can nominate a partnership for the award. However, a representative of each partner entity must sign the application form.
Projects will be assessed on the following criteria. Please note that the project should demonstrate some, but not necessarily all of the following characteristics:
- Strength of the cross-sector partnership
- Measurable results
- Economic and/or social benefits
- Improved service delivery
- Innovative features
- Financial effectiveness
The P3 Impact Award team will appoint an independent panel of P3 experts to review and assess applications based on the award criteria. Finalists will be contacted and asked to provide additional information and participate in brief interviews, if necessary.
Completed Application Form by April, 2018, which includes:
- Partnership and Project Summary to provide the key elements of the partnership
- Detailed questions regarding award criteria
- Supporting Documentation
If necessary, additional information may be requested.
Presentation of Award
The 2018 P3 Impact Award will be presented at the 2018 Concordia Annual Summit in New York City. Winners will receive:
- Tickets to attend the Concordia Annual Summit in New York City
- Opportunity to present the partnership on the main stage at the Concordia Summit
- Scholarship for one member of each partner entity to attend a week-long Executive Education course at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business
- Recognition of partnership’s excellence in publicity and other media coverage
The winning project may be selected to be published as a case study.
For questions or additional information, contact Impact@Darden.virginia.edu.