World Bank Group and Wharton School Ideas for Action 310 views

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Ideas for Action is a youth competition centered around financing sustainable development that is sponsored by the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School. Teams of students from around the world are invited to design ideas for financing the UN’s SDGs, for the 2019 Ideas for Action Competition.


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.


Students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 35 years from around the world are to form teams consisting of 2 to 6 members. Teams may be formed across different schools, institutions, companies, countries, nationalities, etc. The submission should be sent in 1 of 5 accepted languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, or Arabic.


Applications are to be done online by 28 February 2019.

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