Ideas for Action Competition 2020, Word Bank Group, US

Publish Date: Dec 29, 2019

Deadline: Feb 29, 2020

Ideas for Action Competition

The World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center at Wharton are pleased to announce the 2020 Ideas for Action (I4A) competition, which engages young people (18-35 years old) to develop innovative solutions in support of the implementation of the SDGs. 

The deadline for submission is February 29, 2020. Due to the increased interest, in 2019 we received 3,100 applications from 142 countries and territories, and more than 7,000 registered teams, we are moving to a new platform for registration and applications submission, which will be available in the second half of November.

Giving Young Leaders a Voice in the Global Development Conversation

Ideas for Action provides students and young professionals from around the world with a unique opportunity to help shape the international development agenda and to take an active role in changing the world.

A joint program of the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School, Ideas for Action is a knowledge platform connecting young leaders all around the world who are passionate about the future development of our world.

We host an annual competition during which youths from around the world design ideas for financing the UN’s  new development agenda. The competition acts as a catalyst to spark global conversation among millenials and seeks to encourage them to contribute their own voice to the development conversation.


We want you to join this conversation. We want you to change the world.

Team Registration: 

Teams must consist of two to six members and may be formed across different schools, institutions, companies, countries, nationalities, etc. We recommend that all teams register and sign up for updates below to receive the latest information on I4A programs and events leading up to the competition deadline


Students and young professionals between the ages of 18-35 years from around the world are invited to participate.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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United States