Recipients of OpenGov Asia Recognition of Excellence Awards (ROE) are chosen by a panel of experienced and well-known digital experts in their field. The panel comprises of public sector stalwarts, industry gurus, transformation thought leaders and digital intellectuals.
Each nomination is evaluated by the OpenGov Asia panel against a set assessment framework based on OpenGov Asia’s transformation criteria.
Any organisation that falls in one of the five sectors can nominate their own project or initiative. Alternatively, they can be nominated by another organisation (e.g. public sector agency or ministry, educational institute, citizen group or associations).
A nomination will only be considered valid when the following criteria are met:
1. The nominee must have a tech-enabled or empowered solution/initiative/project that is designed to better serve citizens or clients.
2. Any nominations made by a party must include all relevant contact details of the proposed nominee.
3. Deadline for nominations is end of business day 30 days before the judging week.
4. The nominee must have a physical office presence in the country were the nomination is submitted and must serve citizens/clients within the same country.
5. The owner(s)/authorised executives of the nominated project must acknowledge and agree to participate in the process and the awards function.
6. The nominated project or initiative should have gone live and be at execution stage or should have been initiated between 12 months preceding the deadline for nomination.
7. Previously nominated initiatives will not be eligible.
8. Previous recipients that have only made minor changes or additions to their initiative will not be eligible.
9. Previous recipients that have made significant changes to the project or delivery methods or scope will be eligible.
All nominations will be evaluated using the same criteria and system across the board for all categories.
The panel will assess nominations based on six key areas and rate the overall nomination on the following: