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.
Hosted annually, the competition challenges youths from around the world to design ideas for financing the UN's new development agenda. 2019 Ideas for Action acts as a catalyst to spark global conversation among millenials and seeks to encourage them to contribute their own voice to the development conversation.
Students and young professionals between the ages of 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. 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.
How to apply
Deadline for applications is 28 February 2019
For more information, please visit: https://ideas4action.org/2019-competition/