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 …

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 …

I4A first rounds

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Thank you to everyone who made submissions to I4A 2015. We received hundreds of submissions and were incredibly impressed with the quality of your work. Please note that due to the quantity of submissions in different languages, we have evaluated submissions in English first, and will reach out to those who submitted non-English proposals soon about their finalist status. We have selected and contacted a short list of “finalists” who will continue into the next …

Implementing a transformative development agenda – key questions ahead of 2015 Addis Ababa Financing Conference

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Here at Wharton this past Monday, we were grateful to host Mahmoud Mohieldin (World Bank) to speak on financing the post-2015 development agenda and David Shipman (Firmenich) to speak on Passion, Talent, and Integrity. Their talks were thought-provoking, passionate, and left our minds alive with ideas. To all those who were able to attend the live-stream, we were glad we could hear your questions, and we appreciate your participation. To those who weren’t able to attend, …

A Wharton + World Bank Event this coming Monday, Dec. 1

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Mahmoud Mohieldin (World Bank) and David Shipman (Firmenich) will be joining us at the Wharton School for a presentation of Financing the Post 2015 Development Agenda and the Ideas for Action Initiative, and Sustainability with Passion, Talent and Integrity, respectively. We hope that registrants will be able to participate in this event. The event will be live-streamed for the first 300 viewers. During the event, you have the chance to ask a question directly to the presenters …

Updates

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Hello everyone! We are about a month away from releasing the prompt, and a couple months away from the deadline for submissions. So far, we have about 500 registrants and a handful of teams signed up, and we hope more people register as time nears. If you haven’t already, follow us on Twitter to stay in the know of competition details. We will also release tips and questions that will spark ideas and guide you …

The Youth Dialogues: Short Recap

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Yesterday, thousands of visitors joined in the Youth Dialogues to discuss finding innovative financing solutions for the Post-2015 agenda. According to the WB live report, 714 unique visitors watched the event online and there were 1,117 unique visitors to the page. According to the WB Live team these are good numbers. Online visitors represented a wide range of countries – top 10 being USA, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Egypt, UK, Peru, India, Canada, Nigeria. Click here …

Youth Dialogues: Post-2015 Agenda

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The Youth Dialogues: Post-2015 Agenda On Thursday, November 6, at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET, you can watch the live stream of the Youth Dialogues, an event held by the World Bank and the WGB Youth2Youth Community. The event is a conversation that will engage young development professionals on the post-2015 agenda and its importance for the youth today.  Through an engaging presentation and discussion the event will highlight their active role and encourage open dialogue and …

Responses to this Week’s Pre-Competition Question on Aid Delivery

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Thank you for emailing in your responses to “what aid delivery models do you think are poised to make an outsized impact in the next 5 years”! We’d like to share a couple of them with you to help you think about possible topics to address when the competition question is released next month.   Feel free to comment on this post or send in additional thoughts to ideasforaction2015@gmail.com   Response from Kat Muller, Monitor …