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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

World Bank Group/Wharton Ideas for Action (14A) Competition 2016: Ideas Competition on Financing for Sustainable Development for Youth

Concept of Ideas for Action (14A): 
Ideas for Action is an ideas competition on financing for sustainable development for youth sponsored by the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center, Wharton School. 

Today’s youth will be responsible for delivering the post-2015 development agenda, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) when they expire at the end of 2015. The SDGs will be more ambitious than the MDGs, covering a broad range of interconnected issues, from sustainable economic growth, to social issues, to global public goods. To realize this vision, a just-as ambitious plan for financing and implementation is needed. Youth engagement throughout the design and implementation process is critical for success. The Ideas for Action (I4A) competition engages young people around the world to encourage them to develop and share their ideas for financing solutions to deliver the post-2015 development agenda.

While connecting, we hope to engage and contribute our own voice to the conversation. The competition is the catalyst to sparking global conversation about these important issues from young people all around the world. Conversations happen virtually, over social media networks, and in person, for which we will create events where you can meet people from your own region who are passionate about global development.

Registration and Submission:

Eligibility: Youth between the ages 18 and 35 from around the world can participate.

Team Composition: This is a team competition. Teams must be 2 to 5 people and may consist of multiple nationalities and individuals from different schools, institutions, companies, etc.

Registration: Please register your teams at this link before submitting your proposal to the I4A competition. To receive updates and information on the competition and post-2015 agenda you may also want to register all team members on the wider distribution list.

Submission: Proposals should be submitted to the I4A email account ( no later than 11:59 PM EST on January 31, 2016. Proposals should be between 1,500 and 3,000 words, with proper citations and references. The word count does not include the appendix, footnotes/citations, or any charts/graphs. Teams should use the template at the end of this document and include a 200-word abstract summarizing the key points of the proposal. The submission must be in Times New Roman, 12 pt font. All appropriate information must be cited. The submission should be sent in PDF or Microsoft Word format in English.

For detailed information and to apply click here

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