GMW Awards

Global Money Week Awards

The Global Inclusion Awards 2019
The Global Inclusion Awards 2019, a CYFI initiative, recognize and honor those who achieve greatness in furthering the Economic Citizenship of children and youth at the national, regional and international level. The Awardees demonstrate innovation in financial, social and livelihoods education, financial inclusion, and entrepreneurial support for children and youth.

The 8th annual Global Inclusion Awards Ceremony was held on 19 June 2019 as part of the 5th Child & Youth Finance International Global Summit on 19-20 June at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa. Read more about the Global Inclusion Awards 2019 here.

This year’s Global Inclusion Awards consisted of the following two award categories, which were brought forward by the CYFI Secretariat: (1) CYFI Country Awards and (2) Global Money Week Awards.

About the Global Money Week Awards 2019
The Global Money Week Awards 2019 acknowledge the efforts and accomplishments of countries in implementing “Global Money Week 2019” held between 25-31 March 2019 at the national level. The Global Money Week Awards 2019 has three different award categories, which will be awarded based on specific criteria.

Award Specific Criteria
General criteria for the Global Money Week Awards 2019 were as follows:
• Demonstrate governmentally-led, diverse, efficient and innovative activities during GMW2019

The Global Money Week Award was awarded to a governmental/national authority (or a group of governmental authorities) leading and coordinating the engagement of the country in the Global Money Week activities.

Please note that previous winners of Country Awards dating back 2 years will not be eligible for the Global Inclusion Awards 2019.

Three Global Money Week Award Categories
‘ Please note, 1 winner was chosen for each of the following categories.


Award Specific Criteria
• Reach a remarkable number of children and youth, directly and indirectly.
• Diverse range of activities carried out
• Nationally led GMW celebrations
• Collaborating with different local stakeholders
• Long duration of GMW Celebrations


Award Specific Criteria
• Demonstrate substantial efforts in engaging and collaborating with different local stakeholders, including financial service providers and civil society organizations


Award Specific Criteria
• Demonstrate meaningful efforts in organizing nationally led GMW celebrations for the first time


Winners and finalists of the Global Money Week Awards 2019

Global Money Week Awards 2019


The winner of the GMW Excellence Award 2019 is Egypt – Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI)

The finalists in this category are:

  1. Bhutan | Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan (RMA)
  2. Colombia | Central Bank of Colombia, AMV Colombia, Plan Colombia, Asobancaria, Financial Superintendence of Colombia (SFC), Fasecolda, Banca de las Oportunidades
  3. Hungary | Ministry of Human Capacities, Ministry of Finance, Ministry for Innovation and Technology, Money Compass Foundation (The Central Bank of Hungary), Hungarian Banking Association, Junior Achievement Hungary
  4. Zambia | Bank of Zambia (BoZ)


The winner of the GMW Best Collaborator Award 2019 is Peru – Superintendency of Banking, Insurance and Private Pension Fund Administrators (SBS)

The finalists in this category are:

  1. Bhutan | Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan (RMA)
  2. Morocco | Moroccan Foundation for Financial Education (FMEF)
  3. Romania | National Bank of Romania (NBR)
  4. Saudi Arabia | Social Development Bank Saudi Arabia (SDB)
  5. Uganda | Private Education Development Network (PEDN), National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC), Bank of Uganda (BoU)


The winner of the GMW Newcomer Special Recognition Award 2019 is Cape Verde – Bank of Cape Verde, Association for the Promotion of  Financial Education (PROFIN), Stock Exchange of Cape Verde (BVC), Association of Young Economists (AJECON)

The finalists in this category are:

  1. Timor-Leste | Central Bank of Timor-Leste (BCTL)
  2. Trinidad and Tobago | National Financial Education Committee (NFEC), Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago