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

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