Deadline: 31 December 2016
The World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School is inviting students and young professionals from around the world for its third global Ideas for Action Competition in order to develop and share their ideas for financing solutions to deliver the post-2015 development agenda.
The competition is intended to help catalyze a global conversation among young people all around the world.
- Domestic Resource Mobilization: improving the ability of countries to collect and allocate public resources generated from taxes and/or improve efficiency of public spending.
- Better and Smarter Aid: improving how aid is structured and disbursed in light of a rapidly changing donor environment.
- International Private Finance: improving business environments to attract investment.
- Domestic Private Sector: mobilizing domestic private capital.
- Business and Development Innovations: improving business environments in developing economies via innovative private/public partnership models.
Winners of the competition get the opportunity to:
- Present their ideas at an event during the Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group,
- Receive support from a project incubator at the Wharton School,
- Benefit from unique networking opportunities with experts from international development, academia, and the private sector.
- Students and young professionals between the ages of 14-18 years and 18-35 years from around the world are invited to participate.
- Teams must consist of two to six members and may be formed across different schools, institutions, companies, countries, nationalities etc.
- Announcement of Executive Summaries selected to submit full proposals: January 31, 2017
- Deadline for full proposal submissions: February 28, 2017
- Announcement of submissions selected for the final round: March 21, 2017
- Deadline for final submissions: April 17, 2017
- Announcement of winners: May 3, 2017
How to Apply
Interested applicants must send a 1-2 page executive summary of your proposal via email at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit Ideas for Action Competition.