Change the World Competition

 Enter the Change the World Competition



Today’s youth will be responsible for delivering the post-2015 development agenda, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) when they expire at the end of 2015. The SDGs will be more ambitious than the MDGs, covering a broad range of interconnected issues, from sustainable economic growth, to social issues, to global public goods. To realize this vision, we need an ambitious plan for financing and implementation.Youth engagement throughout the design and implementation process is critical for success. The Zicklin Center at the Wharton School, in collaboration with the World Bank, is seeking young leaders and professionals to take part in the Ideas for Action (I4A) competition. The competition engages young people around the world to encourage them to raise their voices and share their ideas for financing solutions to deliver the post-2015 development agenda.

Small teams of 2-5 young people (ages 18-35) will develop innovative ideas for financing the post-2015 development agenda which they will present to development financing institutions and private sector actors. First round submissions are due January 31, final submissions are due March 20, and winners will be announced on April 5, 2015. Prior to the deadline, the organizers will seek to engage both young professionals who intend to compete in January and those simply interested in global development through a wide range of online and onsite activities. We suggest you to join the mailing list for the latest updates. Finalists will have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. to present their project during the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Spring Meetings in April, 2015. For more information about the Ideas for Action Competition, contact the team via

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Hanah Bae. Media Communications Manager, Zicklin Center