10
May

Max Oliva, Associate Director of IE’s Social Impact Management
DM06_Banner_FINAL.jpgThe 2006 Global Development Marketplace competition awarded a total of US$5 million for the best ideas for providing clean water, sanitation and energy services for the poor in developing countries. 118 finalists, representing 55 different countries, were selected from a highly competitive pool of over 2,500 applicants.
The projects range from potable water for rural communities in Niger, UV buckets to disinfect water in rural Mexico, cleaning Chinas polluted lakes with mussels, to reducing the health consequences of arsenic contaminated water in rural communities of West Bengal, India.
Since its inception, the Global DM competition has disbursed over US$23 million in awards to 171 winning proposals. These projects are being implemented in more than 60 countries by non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academic institutions, private sector businesses, government agencies and other development actors.
View the 2006 Development Marketplace Winners.

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