British Council won the Collaboration Award for their ILMPOSSIBLE: Take a child to school project

Collaboration Award

The Collaboration Award recognises the importance of effective relationships and collaborations within and across disciplines to tackle difficult issues.

We are experiencing a move from traditional NGO/donor links and "aid chains" to relationships that cut across sectors and disciplines. This award focuses on emerging collaborations to highlight what is working and what is possible. We're looking for successful projects that demonstrate effective and sustaiable collaborations.

The winner

The judges selected three projects as the finalists, with the winner announced at the awards ceremony on 26 February.

British Council - ILMPOSSIBLE: Take a Child to School
The British Council worked with the Free and Fair Election Network, Children's Global Network-Pakistan, the School of Leadership Foundation and 25 civil society organisations to address Pakistan's problem with out-of-school children.


The finalists

IDS - Achieving fairer taxation in Africa
This project by the International Centre for Tax and Development, based at the Institute of Development Studies, the Ugandan Revenue Authority and Rwandan Revenue Authority has resulted in more equitable and efficient taxation.


Stars Foundation - With and For Girls
The With and For Girls Collective is a group of organisations that share the belief that girls voices matter; girls are best placed to lead and inform on issues that affect them.



Check out the rest of the entries for the Collaboration Award below.

Brooke - Brick by Brick


Penny Appeal - TV charity appeals and media campaigns

Restless Development - Rebuilding sustainable livelihoods

Restless Development - Youth leading the world 2030

Send a Cow - Embedding enterprise development

TackleAfrica - Kick out FGM

Watipa - Social enterprise for young leaders


2017 winner

Chance for Childhood's Right2Change project encouraged more mainstream services, like KATI’s youth enterprise schemes, to include young offenders in their client group.