IFC-FT Essay Competition
The International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group (IFC) and the Financial Times (FT) are pleased to jointly announce their second annual IFC-FT Essay Competition.
This year's theme is "Private Sector Development: Creating Markets, Transforming Lives."
The Competition is soliciting action-oriented essays that:
Provide insight into current Private Sector Development (PSD) research
Develop and support the implementation of leading-edge PSD initiatives
Strike a balance between conceptual and practical considerations for private-sector involvement in developing countries, and the effect of that involvement on development
Reflect innovative, data-supported research resulting from the author's own professional or academic work
Target economic & financial policymakers, the international financial community and/or international domestic investors
Six awards will be granted to the top papers as judged by the Awards Committee:
Gold Award US$20,000
2 Silver Awards, each US$10,000
3 Bronze Awards, each US$5,000
IFC and FT will publish all winning essays on their external websites and may provide publication in additional formats at their discretion.
Entries accepted: April 25, to September 30.
For More information and application, eligibility, terms and conditions, see: IFC-FT Essay Competition