and Assessment Process

A multi-faceted listing process, consisting of both primary and secondary sources, is used to nominate individuals with high impact initiatives alongside the eight indicators defined under the nomination criteria. The nominated Ministers are then shortlisted using due diligence measures and assessment indicators.

Countries of Focus

Countries falling in the top four global macro and socio-economic aggregated indices are shortlisted:

  1. 1. Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index
  2. 2. World Governance Indicators
  3. 3. Human Development Index
  4. 4. Happiness Index
Nominating Sources
  1. 1. PwC Global Partners

    PwC partners in the Countries of Focus nominate up to three Ministers matching the assessment criteria and based on their first hand knowledge of the Ministers and their work

  2. 2. Open Source Research

    PwC Central Team conducts open source research relying on credible and reliable sources, including multilateral forums and organisations, recognised media outlets and official country reports

  3. 3. Social Media Listening and Research

    PwC’s Global Intelligence Team conducts social media analysis on global trending terms and key words attributable to Ministers from around the world

Shortlisting and Assessment
  1. Integrity and Due diligence screening

    All the Ministers will be screened to identify possible integrity issues such as ccorruption, bribery, adverse information, litigation, criminal allegations, money laundering and bankruptcy

  2. Assessment and Prioritisation

    Each screened Minister will then be assessed for their initiatives and contributions as defined in the nomination and assessment criteria. A Dossier for each of the shortlisted Ministers will be presented to a committee for final selection

and Assessment Criteria

The eight dimensions against which the nominations and assessments are based are:

Social Impact

Highly regarded contribution to improving standards of living in social sectors like health, education, water and sanitation, nutrition, social protection etc.

Economic Impact

Highly regarded contribution to improving the economic situation of their country, jobs creation, poverty reduction, economic growth, export promotion and deficit reductions.


Number of people/ youth/ women/ elderly/ SMEs/ private sector/NGOs directly or indirectly impacted by the initiatives undertaken by the Minister.


Ability to foresee and prepare for the future. Example(s) of future ready goals envisioned and/or initiatives undertaken.


Any unconventional initiatives the Minister has designed or lead or implemented that address any public problems innovatively.


Influential/ motivational or intellectually stimulating in shaping discourse on public issues; or a role model for other ministers/ government/ citizens.


Policy reforms and initiatives the Minister has designed/implemented that have been replicated in other contexts by ministers or governments.


Initiatives or reforms, and/or their impact, as sustained or expected to sustain beyond the Minister’s tenure in office.

2019 Award



H.E. Dr. Fayrouz Al-Din Fayrouz



H.E. Sri Mulyani Indrawati



H.E. Awa Marie Coll Seck