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The 2023 World Bank International Corruption Hunters Alliance Blog Contest (Funded Trip to Forum in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)

The 2023 World Bank International Corruption Hunters Alliance Blog Contest (Funded Trip to Forum in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)

The 2023 World Bank International Corruption Hunters Alliance Blog Contest

The 2023 World Bank International Corruption Hunters Alliance Blog Contest is a contest that offers an opportunity for young professionals and students to reveal their knowledge and ideas related to anti-corruption efforts. The contest invites participants to present blog entries on corruption-related topics and obtain an opportunity to win a fully financed trip to attend the annual meeting of the International Corruption Hunters Alliance in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The 2023 World Bank International Corruption Hunters Alliance Blog Contest

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The contest is available to individuals aged 18-28 who are already enrolled in or have graduated from a higher education institution, or who are functioning as young professionals in a related field. Participants are invited to submit a blog post on the topic “How can young people work with their governments and civil society organizations to speak up against corruption and counter the negative impacts corruption has on society”, which will be judged by a panel of experts from the World Bank and other organizations.

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Eligibility Criteria for the 2023 World Bank International Corruption Hunters Alliance Blog Contest

To be eligible for the competition, you must:

  • Be a citizen of one of the 48 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 28 on May 31, 2023;
  • Not have been a winner of previous editions.

Regulations

  • The World Bank Group reserves the right to research and verify the eligibility of any entrant.
  • Submissions must be original. The World Bank Group reserves the right to test every entry with anti-plagiarism software.
  • The submission deadline is May 20, 2023.
  • Late submissions will be disqualified automatically.
  • The blog post length should not exceed the following limits: 500 words in English and 650 words in French. Longer entries will be disqualified.
  • Only one submission per entrant is allowed.

Selection Criteria

The winning submissions will be selected based on the following criteria:

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  • Originality
  • Clarity in writing and presentation
  • Practicality and relevance
  • Potential impact on development.

Prize

  • Two (2) selected winning authors have their choice of:
  • 1) being sponsored to attend the World Bank Group’s International Corruption Hunter’s Alliance 2023 forum, scheduled for June 14-16, 2023 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, pending their availability, or
  • 2) receiving a USD 500 equivalent prize. Top entries from all submissions will have an opportunity to have their blog published on the World Bank’s website.

Method of Application

  • Submit your original blog entry by May 20, 2023, written in English or French, detailing your ideas about addressing corruption and the negative impacts it has on society.
  • Email a PDF or Word document to Daniel Nikolits, External Affairs Officer for the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency: dnikolits@worldbankgroup.org.

Application Deadline: May 20, 2023

The 2023 World Bank International Corruption Hunters Alliance Blog Contest (Funded Trip to Forum in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)

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