2019 World Bank Group Ideas for Action Competition
Deadline: February 28, 2019.
Ideas for Action provides 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.
A joint program of the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School, Ideas for Action is a knowledge platform connecting young leaders all around the world who are passionate about the future development of our world.
The World Bank and the Wharton School’s Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, in collaboration with UN Women and UNDP, have embarked on an innovative partnership to launch the SDGs&Her initiative. This initiative is an online competition that honors outstanding women micro-entrepreneurs who are supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Zicklin Center also promotes knowledge, capacity development, and awareness about the SDGs (particularly concerning their impact on women), while working closely with private sector partners to share best practices and innovative ideas.
1. Students and young professionals between the ages of 18-35 years from around the world are invited to participate.
2. Team Registration: Teams must consist of two to six members and may be formed across different schools, institutions, companies, countries, nationalities, etc. We recommend that all teams register and sign up for updates below to receive the latest information on I4A programs and events leading up to the competition deadline
The finalists and winners will be selected by a panel of academics and experienced development professionals from public and private sector institutions. 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.