Is the solution likely to significantly accelerate women’s power and influence in the next ten years as measured by one of the key indicators of progress? Is the solution designed in a way that has the potential to scale nationally?
Evidence-based approach that is proven effective in accelerating women’s power and influence. Describes a sensible approach to scaling but is unlikely to scale rapidly or nationally.
Will the solution benefit different types of women equitably – particularly Black women and women of color, women in poverty, LGBTQ women, and other marginalized and/or vulnerable women? Does the leadership team reflect the communities being served? Is there a plan for receiving feedback from the women they seek to support?
Solution is proactively designed to benefit marginalized and/or vulnerable women; leadership demonstrates a consistent history engaging with the community; provides a clear path for integrating feedback but does not fully do so.
Does the solution offer a novel or breakthrough approach that will accelerate women’s power and influence? Does the proposal describe original concepts either in the idea itself, or in its approach to rapidly scale-up an existing intervention?
Proposal makes significant adaptations to an existing intervention with some new or promising ideas to serve a new geography or population.
Does the team have the skills and capacity to implement the proposed strategy, or do they have a plan to build those skills or acquire strategic partners? Do the budget and project plan align with a realistic understanding of the costs and activities needed to implement the proposed solution?
Proposes a competent, qualified team with clear strengths and substantive partnerships; presents a realistic budget and project plan with sufficient attention to detail and with adequate mitigation planning.