Welcome to the Competition 2016!

We are excited to host the second worldwide Ideas for Action Competition. On September 25, 2015, the United Nations General Assembly officially adopted the 2030 Development Agenda along with a set of bold new development goals. The SDGs are be more ambitious than the MDGs, covering a broad range of interconnected issues, from sustainable economic growth, to social issues, to global public goods. To realize this vision, a just-as-ambitious plan for financing and implementation is needed. Youth engagement throughout the design and implementation process is critical for success. Thus, we invite students and young professionals from around the world to share with us their ideas for financing the UN’s newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals.

Registration & Submission

Eligibility: Youth between the ages 18 and 35 from around the world can participate.

Team Composition:
This is a team competition. Teams must be 2 to 5 people and may consist of multiple nationalities and individuals from different schools, institutions, companies, etc.

Registration: Please register your teams at this link before submitting your proposal to the I4A competition. To receive updates and information on the competition and post-2015 agenda you may also want to register all team members on the wider distribution list.

Submission: Proposals should be submitted to the I4A email account (ideas4action@wharton.upenn.edu) no later than 11:59 PM EST on February 29, 2016.

Official Guidelines
  • Annual Meetings

    Present your ideas during the Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group

  • Incubator Support

    Receive implementation support from a dedicated incubator at the Wharton School

  • Network with Global Leaders

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

Results will be posted soon


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