World Bank’s #Blog4Dev and Essay Competition: What Would You Do to Transform Ghana?

Deadline: 23 November 2017

Are you a Ghanaian citizen between 16 and 28 years old, and currently living in Ghana? Here is your turn to have your say! The World Bank wants to hear from you on what Ghana should focus on to achieve its development goals in the next 60 years. Be bold, be creative, and be practical! —and chart a socially inclusive path to progress!

Entries are open for the #Blog4Dev Essay contest for a chance to win attractive prizes.


As a citizen, what should Ghana focus on to achieve its development goals in the next 60 years?


  • 1st and 2nd best entries will each receive an IPAD, cash prizes, and a 4-week attachment at the World Bank Ghana office.
  • The 3rd best entry will get a cash prize and a month’s attachment at the World Bank Ghana Office
  • The 4th and 5th best entries will receive cash prizes.
  • All top five entries will be published online on the WBG’s Nasikiliza blog. They will also be promoted on World Bank social media channels, credited to the respective bloggers.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the #Blog4Dev and Essay contest in Ghana, you must:

  • Be a Ghanaian citizen
  • Be between the ages of 16 and 28 years
  • Currently reside in Ghana
  • Be able to hold a conversation in English
  • Email 500-word original blog/essay, written in English.

Selection Criteria

The winning submissions will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Creativity
  • Boldness
  • Clarity

How to Apply

To enter the competition, applicants must submit their original blog entry of no more than 500 words via give website.

Eligible Country: Ghana

For more information, please visit World Bank.

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