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Hello Everyone!

The days are winding down and the holidays are upon us. We hope you are taking this time to take a much deserved break from a very busy year. And after a short break, take this time to perfect your proposals!

2014 is the year we started this annual competition. In our first year, we have made countless edits to the guidelines, sent hundreds of emails dedicated to announcing the competition to various networks, and spent hours into the night thinking of how we can maximize the efficiency of this process for you. As much as we are excited about this competition, we want to make this exciting for thousands of people all over the world. We want to see millions of young people contribute their ideas to the World Bank, ideas that come from experiencing first-hand financing sustainable development and witnessing first-hand the areas of our world that need development. It has been good to see interest from those studying at Wharton and Insead, and we also loved seeing interest from those in Zambia, Colombia, Palestine, Pakistine, Kuwait, Uganda, and more. Now we near the holidays, but we are also running out of time before deadlines for submissions on 1/31. Waste no time to register for the distribution list and separately register your team for the competition. As always, we are here to answer your questions at

Some important items to note:

Guidelines are now available in French and in Spanish.

Information session will be held on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST at the World Bank Headquarters. The session will also be accessible online.

Feature on Wharton IGEL website.

Follow the Post-2015 Development Agenda Process.

The Synthesis Report of the Secretary-General on the Post-2015 Agenda

UNIDO: Consolidated Report on the 2014 Consultations, Engaging with the Private Sector in the Post-2015 Agenda

IEAG’s Data Revolution Report to the Secretary-General, ‘A World that Counts.’