The BMI  Prize

The Boris Mints Institute was founded with the intention to encourage research, planning and innovative thinking to promote significant positive change in the world. BMI is focusing on finding strategic feasible solutions to provide strategic plans and innovative projects to enhance the welfare of communities around the globe.

Starting 2017, BMI awards a $100,000 prize to an exceptional individual who has devoted his/her research and academic life to the solution of a strategic global challenge, and whose research public action and ideas had transformative impacts on global policy formation and a proven contribution to the welfare of a significant number of communities worldwide

The 2021 BMI Prize

(The deadline for receipt of nominations is July 31, 2021)

Call for Proposals           Regulations          Nomination Form

The 2021 BMI Prize will be awarded to an outstanding academic figure, that stood out in fighting the Covid-19 virus. The prize evaluation committee will focus on the way in which the crisis was (and is) managed, in order to award the prize to a person who combines solid academic background with proven management skills and a far-reaching vision, that helped save lives in the management of the COVID-19.

Nominations to the prize will be evaluated through an independent review process by a panel of renowned international experts.


The BMI Prize Laureates


Prof. Sabina Alkire

The 2019 BMI Prize Laureate is Prof. Sabina Alkire,  Director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), at the University of Oxford, UK.

The prize is awarded to Prof. Alkire for her exceptional contribution to our understanding of the dynamics and implications of poverty and the impact of this work on the struggle against poverty throughout the world, and in particular, in developing countries. Though a prolific scholar, undoubtedly her major academic contribution to addressing poverty is her collaboration with James Foster in developing the MPI (Multidimensional Poverty Index), which does not only provide a headcount of who is poor but also provides the intensity of poverty at the household level.  Alongside her academic achievements, Prof. Alkire has devoted much of her career to working to address poverty in different societies through her leadership at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI). 

For further information on Prof. Alkire:

Sabina Alkire | OPHI

COVID response and impacts | OPHI

TAU’s Mints Prize Awarded to Poverty Expert Sabina Alkire | Tel Aviv University

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