Ideas for Action Competition 2019

Applications are open for the 2019 Ideas for Action Competition funded by the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School. The competition is open to international students and young professionals between the ages of 18-35 years.

Ideas for Action provide students and young professionals from around the world with a unique opportunity to help shape the international development agenda and to take an active role in changing the world.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Students and young professionals from around the world are invited to participate in this competition.
  • The applicants must be between the ages of 18-35 years.

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To win the competition, you need to do register and complete the information through the given link:
http://www.ideas4action.org/register-for-the-2019-ideas-for-action-competition/

Rules:

  • Teams must consist of 2 to 6 members and may be formed across different schools, institutions, companies, countries, nationalities, etc.
  • Proposals must be submitted through the official Google Form application portal.
  • For residents of China or any other country where Google is not available, there is a Survey Monkey portal where you can submit your application.
  • Proposals from countries where Google is available which are submitted to the Survey Monkey portal will be automatically disqualified.

Submission Requirements:

The application portal will ask for the following:

  • Title and team name
  • Short abstract (1000 characters)
  • Explanation of problem and context (2000 characters)
  • Explanation of your solution (5000 characters)
    • Why is it relevant?
    • What is new about it?
    • By whom, what, how, and when would it be implemented?
    • What is the expected impact?
  • Why is it relevant?
  • What is new about it?
  • By whom, what, how, and when would it be implemented?
  • What is the expected impact?
  • Formatting guidelines:
    • All appropriate information must be cited.
    • The submission should be sent in one of five accepted languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, or Arabic.
    • All submissions completed in a language not listed above will be disqualified.
  • Submissions that do not meet the format requirements listed above will be disqualified.

Benefits:

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, and
  • Benefit from unique capacity development and networking opportunities with experts from international development, academia, and the private sector.

Application Deadline:

Deadline for proposal submissions is February 28, 2019, at 11:59 PM (PST).

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