Updated Guidelines

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Hello Everyone! We have been receiving similar questions asking for clarifications to the guidelines, so we cleaned it up so as to clear up any confusion. You can see the new guidelines in PDF format here. Additionally, there is a new look to our competition page! Email us any further questions at ideasforaction2015@gmail.com. Best of luck, the I4A team.

Implementing a transformative development agenda – key questions ahead of 2015 Addis Ababa Financing Conference

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Here at Wharton this past Monday, we were grateful to host Mahmoud Mohieldin (World Bank) to speak on financing the post-2015 development agenda and David Shipman (Firmenich) to speak on Passion, Talent, and Integrity. Their talks were thought-provoking, passionate, and left our minds alive with ideas. To all those who were able to attend the live-stream, we were glad we could …


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Hello everyone! We are about a month away from releasing the prompt, and a couple months away from the deadline for submissions. So far, we have about 500 registrants and a handful of teams signed up, and we hope more people register as time nears. If you haven’t already, follow us on Twitter to stay in the know of competition …

New Resource

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If you haven’t already looked at the resources page, we have added a new powerpoint to the list: Financial Sector Challenges and Opportunities in Africa Inside you’ll find information about the state of finance in Africa. We hope it will be useful to you.

Some Recent Updates

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We have decided to move the dates for one month – to avoid any conflict in schedules for school or the holidays. The new dates are as follows: Competition prompt released to teams by end of December, 2014 Deadline for Submissions: January 31, 2015 Finalists Announcement: March 2, 2015 Winner(s) Announced: March 30, 2015 We are also pleased to announce …

Responses to this Week’s Pre-Competition Question on Aid Delivery

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Thank you for emailing in your responses to “what aid delivery models do you think are poised to make an outsized impact in the next 5 years”! We’d like to share a couple of them with you to help you think about possible topics to address when the competition question is released next month.   Feel free to comment on …

Ideas for Action Kick-Off: we want to hear from YOU!

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Ned Shell, young professionals organizing leader for Ideas for Action (IFA), kicks things off by asking you to comment on what recent innovations in aid delivery models you think are poised to make a big impact in the next 5 years. Email us at ideasforaction2015@gmail.com and we will post online your thoughts and opinions. Your responses can range from a few …