Announcing the Winners of the Ideas for Action Competition 2015

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First Place: Team Pennsurance Creating New Microinsurance Products for Remittance Service Providers in India Members: Ezgi Aytac, Arjun Bhaskar, Keshav Garud, Matthew McPhail, James Zhou Second Place: Team Oxygen Innovative PPP Model for Promoting Financial Deepening and Inclusion in the Rice Value Chain in Nigeria Members: Michael Adeola, Chioma Ukwuagu, Ogomegbunam Anagwu, Henry Ushie, Maureen Orji Third Place: Team Outcome Decreasing poverty in the mining communities of the world through the empowerment of communities in …

Event Recap: Luis Montoya (President, PepsiCo)

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This past Monday, Apr.20, our team was excited to host PepsiCo Latin American beverages President Luis Montoya. He flew all the way from Peru for one day at Wharton to meet our team and share his insights with UPenn students about responsible leadership in the Post-2015 world. While PepsiCo is mostly known for producing delicious drinks to people worldwide, Luis showed us that PepsiCo also has an extensive agenda for creating sustainability. The PepsiCo team is specifically …

Luis Montoya (President, PepsiCo): Responsible Leadership in the Post 2015 World

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The Post-2015 Development Agenda- what’s it all about? who’s responsible for it? why does it matter to us? These are the questions Luis Montoya will answer for us on Monday, April 20. The I4A team proudly welcomes the President of PepsiCo Latin America Beverages to Penn for an engaging conversation about #Post2015, development goals, Latin America, and youth engagement. Come hungry, leave with food for thought (and eat during – dinner will be served!). Monday, …

Case Presentations Event Recap, April 6

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On April 6, 5 teams gathered together to compete to win our case competition. The teams presented ideas based on reaching out to girls for economic inclusion and development, using microfinance, microsavings, impact bonds, mobile banking, and mutual funds in the developing world. Often students overlapped in their understanding of issues (e.g. mobile banking came up as its own idea and an element of other ideas), which showed a consensus among youth on certain opportunities and …

New Event!

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We are holding an international Development Case Competition, kicking off on March 30. If you’re in the Philadelphia region, come to join the competition and hear Dr. Djordjija Petkoski share his insights on his time at the World Bank and the post-2015 development agenda. Winners get a free trip to the World Bank HQ in DC! IFA Case Competition Flyer IFA Case Competition Prompt

Knowledge-Exchange

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Hello Everyone! We hope everything is going well in your respective locations around the globe! As we are entering Spring, we are also nearing the final date where we will announce the final winner of our competition. Will I4A drop off the face of the earth after April 5? We’re glad you asked! The answer is no, we hope to continue engagement with everyone keeping up with I4A activity. Ideas for Action is primarily a knowledge …

Hello Ideas For Action followers, supporters, and competitors…

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Applications have closed and we are excited to commence reviewing applications for our February 24th announcement of the winners. In the meantime, we have an itinerary planned to continue to keep you engaged with the Sustainable Development Goals. For each of the five pillars – domestic resources mobilization, better and smarter aid, mobilizing domestic private finance, leveraging international private finance, and business and development innovations – we will be blogging, tweeting, and posting to initiate …

Info Session

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UPDATE: For those who weren’t able to view the info session held last week, the video is now available here: http://streaming2.worldbank.org:8080/vvflash/SEM1/ ————– With one month left before the deadline for submissions, we bring you an informational session from the World Bank on Thursday (1/8/2015) at 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST. The event will be live streamed through the following links: World Bank Group Page: http://streaming2.worldbank.org:8080/vvflash/extlive4/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvJt8pFe-wU After taking a few minutes to give an overview of …

Holiday Season

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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 …