- The criteria of the King Abdullah II Awards for Excellence (Excellence Model) is a non-prescriptive framework based on nine criteria. Five of these are ‘Enablers’ and four are ‘Results’. The ‘Enabler’ criteria cover what an organization does and how it does it. The ‘Results’ criteria cover what an organization achieves. ‘Results’ are caused by ‘Enablers’ and ‘Enablers’ are improved using feedback from ‘Results’.
- The arrows emphasize the dynamic nature of the Model, showing learning, creativity and innovation helping to improve the Enablers that in turn lead to improved Results.
- Each of the nine criteria has a definition, which explains the high level meaning of that criterion.
- To develop the high level meaning further each criterion is supported by a number of criterion parts. Criterion parts are statements that describe in further examples of what, typically, can be seen in excellent organizations and should be considered in the course of an assessment.
- Finally, below each criterion part are guidance points. Many of these guidance points are directly linked to the Fundamental Concepts mentioned earlier. Use of these guidance points is not mandatory. They are intended to give examples to aid interpretation of the criterion part.
* for the Not-for-Profit Organizations, the model consists of eight criteria instead of nine.
The King Abdullah II Award for Excellence in Government Performance and Transparency
The King Abdullah II Award for Excellence for Private Sector
King Abdullah II Award for Excellence for Business Associations
King Abdullah II Award for Excellence for Not-for-Profit Organizations