Established in 2006, this award recognises business association performance. Its objective is to encourage the setting of standards for business associations based on internationally recognised best practices. The award provides a strong incentive for business associations to continually improve member services and to represent members’ interests to state bodies. Recipients of the Mark of Best Practice Award can apply for the Seal of Excellence Award, which qualifies them to complete for the King Abdullah II Award for Excellence for the Private Sector.
The award programme acknowledges the contributions of local business associations to the Jordanian economy by advocating market-friendly reforms to accelerate private sector-led economic growth and by delivering valuable business development services to their members, including management training and networking.
The King Abdullah II Centre for Excellence partners with the American Society of Associations Executives (ASAE) for the Mark of Best Practice Award.
ASAE is the body responsible for certifying association executives, as well as accrediting companies that manage business associations in the United States. This partnership ensures that the criteria set by the award are in line with international best practices and are continuously updated.
The award was organised twice:
- 2005-2006: 4 participants
- 2007-2008: 4 participants