Fully Funded SDG LAB/Rethinking Economics Beyond GDP Essay Competition

Fully Funded SDG LAB/Rethinking Economics Beyond GDP Essay Competition

Applications are now open for the 2024 SDG Lab/Rethinking Economics Beyond GDP Essay Competition. Leading up to the meeting on 17 April, the SDG Lab in collaboration with Rethinking Economics will launch an essay competition for young people to share their perspective on moving beyond GDP.

Ten winning essays will be selected to be included in a compilation to be published by the SDG Lab and Rethinking Economics. In addition, the authors of the top five essays will have travel and accommodation costs covered up to €1,300 to participate in the 17 April meeting in person and share the main points of their essays during the meeting.

Essay Guideline

  • Essays can be submitted by persons under the age of 30, regardless of the person’s affiliation with the Rethinking Economics network.

  • Essay submissions should be between 700 – 1000 words.

  • Your Essay should make a clear argument written in your own voice.

  • If experts or other texts are cited, this must be clear. Hyper-linked references (if any) are preferred to footnotes.

  • If desired, essay submissions can be sent with a photo image. Images must be credited appropriately and free to be reproduced.

  • The essays will be evaluated jointly by a jury consisting of members of the SDG Lab and Rethinking Economics.

  • 10 essays will be published in a joint publication by Rethinking Economics, the SDG Lab and IISD.

  • The authors of the 5 top essays will win the opportunity to travel* to Geneva to participate in a meeting on moving Beyond GDP, hosted at UN Geneva.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Fully Funded SDG LAB/Rethinking Economics Beyond GDP Essay Competition

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