The Resolve Award, presented annually from 2012 to 2015, celebrated progress made by governments toward universal access to reproductive health. This highly competitive, non-monetary award was designed to honor innovative and scalable approaches in accelerating progress toward universal access to reproductive health. By demonstrating the power of the public sector to collaborate with key partners outside of the government, the award served to cultivate and reinforce political will. Innovations and awards were considered in these three categories:
*Financing: Identifying or developing new ways to fund reproductive health services such as voucher systems, collective health insurance, or private sector partnership
*Policy Development: Adapting, developing or improving the design and implementation of policies to remove barriers or facilitate progress toward universal access.
*Expansion of service delivery: Expanding access to reproductive health services and information. This includes projects such as workforce expansion, community-based distribution of contraceptives, creating youth-friendly pharmacies and services or new educational approaches.
Recipients of the Resolve Award include Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, The Gambia, The Philippines, and Zambia. Recipients of the Resolve Award special mention include Afghanistan, Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Uruguay, and Yemen.
Each year applications were selected by the Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health (GLC) and secretariat, in partnership with experts in the reproductive health field. Up to three winners were recognized in any combination of the three categories. Representatives from the winning countries were invited to speak on their country's innovation at the annual Geneva Policy Dialogue Series for Reproductive Health event held at the time of the World Health Assembly. The award was presented by members of the GLC.