The Excellence in About Awards is fast becoming a leading programme in recognising excellence in business development, innovation and success in India.

Every year, the Economic Development Forum conducts the Excellence in About Awards programme. EDF's awards programme is regarded with the highest prestige and recognizes the best of the best in the economic development profession.

The Excellence in About Awards recognises the top performing organisations in India.. Applicants come from both public and private sectors and entry is available to all Indian businesses. Applicants are assessed and evaluated for the prestigious Award, which is nationally recognised and respected.

EDF award programmes recognize organizations and individual members throughout India. These awards are designed to highlight exceptional efforts and professionalism in the economic development industry.

The candidates must exhibit personal professional development through higher education or professional certifications. In addition, the candidates must have accomplished economic development success in their community or organization through job growth, capital investment or redevelopment.

Economic Development Forum works to promote the importance of the profession and its purpose by utilizing press coverage of economic development issues and events.

The awards are given in more than 15 categories, all of which honour organizations and individuals that have brought positive change in urban, suburban and rural communities.

Applicants for the Awards get their organisations evaluated by Advisory Board of the forum. At the end of the evaluation process, the applicant receives a final confirmation. In addition, they are provided with a score of their current performance, which helps in getting benchmarked with organisations nationally.