World Bank Blog4Dev Contest 2016 for Ethiopian University Students.

Submission Deadline: August 11, 2016.

#Blog4Dev: How can Ethiopia Reach Middle Income Country Status without Leaving Anyone Behind?

Are you an Ethiopian university student between the ages of 18 to 30 years old? If so, the World Bank wants you to hear your thoughts on some of the most pressing development challenges in your country.

Enter the World Bank Ethiopia office #Blog4Dev contest and tell us: “how can Ethiopia can reach middle income country status without leaving anyone behind?”

Express your opinions and ideas on the topic, and describe the kinds of development initiatives and policies in key areas including agriculture, energy or manufacturing that if implemented, would ensure that benefits from these sector reach all segments of society (women, youth, rural populations – just to name a few).

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for the #Blog4Dev contest in Ethiopia, you must:

  • Be an Ethiopian citizen
  • Be currently living in Ethiopia
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 30
  • Be a registered university student with proof of registration and ID
  • Current World Bank Group staff members, their family members and consultants are not eligible.

Selection Criteria

A panel of expert judges from the World Bank office in Ethiopia will review submissions to determine the winning entries. The winning submissions will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Creativity
  • Clarity and practical messages


The first three ranked winners of the contest will receive prizes.

  1. The writer of the winning blog will win a laptop.
  2. The second winner will receive Samsung Galaxy Tablet
  3. The third place prize will be ETB5,000

All the three winning blogs will be published on the WBG’s Nasikiliza blog page, and promoted on World Bank and the Ethiopia social media channels.


  • Entries will be accepted only in English, with not more than 700 words before August 11, 2016.
  • Submit your #Blog4Dev entry via email: [email protected], including the author’s full legal name, email address and phone number.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the  World Bank Blog4Dev Contest 2016 for Ethiopian University Students



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