I4A Team Member Pictures from Past Events

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    Tomorrow is the I4A Wrap-Up Ceremony! Here are some pictures from the opening feature event and the info session featuring a few members from our huge team  – you will see some familiar faces tomorrow! If you can’t make it in person tomorrow, stream the event live on Youtube.

Wrap-Up Ceremony

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The World Bank Group and Wharton School invite you to celebrate the top six teams and discuss the future that these ideas have in financing the Post-2015 development agenda. Meet the winners, listen to their proposals, engage with their ideas. The event will be live-streamed. We hope to see you there! Tuesday, May 12, 2015 3 PM – 4 PM EST The World Bank Headquarters J1-050 1818 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20433

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 …

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 …

Recap from the Case Competition Event

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On March 30, we were happy to see about 30 young students sit excitedly to hear from Dr. Djordjija Petkoski and begin working on their case studies. Dr. Petkoski shared a little on how he got involved at the World Bank and how many countries he’s been fortunate to work with. His passion for world progress showed as he enigmatically spoke out about why young people should care about the development goals. “The world will not …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …