US$20,000 for the best essay

  • HT Education Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 06, 2014 11:44 IST

The Global Development Network (GDN) in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting applicants to submit their ideas and solutions in an essay of not more than 5,000 words.

GDN is looking for the best ideas from around the world, questions such as how would you reinvent foreign aid for today’s world and how would you reach the poorest people, no matter where they live? Select winning ideas may be promoted by GDN and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to inform the aid discourse and bring this thinking to policy makers and practitioners. Pierre Jacquet, president, GDN says, “GDN is delighted to partner the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the Next Horizons Essay Contest 2014. There is a need to catalyse and drive fresh thinking and solutions on questions regarding the future of aid in the context of the reflection on the post 2015 challenges of development finance.GDN will run the contest both in developed and developing countries, and will be keen to give an opportunity to the recipients of foreign aid to raise their voice in the global debate about its future.”

Up to 20 winning entries will be chosen, and receive US$20,000 each. An independent panel will make the final selection of the best submissions, based on criteria defined. Submissions can be sent in English, French or Spanish. The closing date for submission is September 15, 2014. For more information, visit here

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