This informs the public about the World Bank’s International Corruption Hunters Alliance 2023 Blog Contest (Sponsored Trip to Forum in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire). Details about the Scholarship are given below.
About World Bank’s International Corruption Hunters Alliance 2023
In recent years, the world has faced overlapping crises, including among them a global pandemic, the growing impacts of climate change, and ongoing conflicts in many countries and regions.
These emergencies have mobilized massive responses by governments and the global community, both through immediate measures as well as with investments for longer-term solutions.
The impact and outcome of these measures will be determined to a large degree by the quality of the deployment of resources. This requires that the money made available for these responses be used efficiently, effectively, and for their intended purposes.
Corruption undermines these efforts with real consequences on people’s lives. Corruption has a disproportionate impact on the poor and most vulnerable, increasing costs and reducing access to services, including health, education, and justice.
Unofficial payments for services can have a particularly pernicious effect on poor people, with a greater percentage of their income going to pay bribes. In addition, corruption impedes investment in the private sector, with consequent effects on growth and jobs.
The winning submissions will be selected based on the following criteria:
- clarity in writing and presentation;
- practicality and relevance;
- potential impact on development.
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.
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.
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 an anti-plagiarism software. 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.
By entering the contest, participants agree to release the World Bank Group from any claims based on the contest, and grant the World Bank Group all rights to their entry, including consent to publish their entered blog post on the World Bank Group’s website and social media channels.
Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from the contest. Bloggers agree to comply with, and be bound by, the decisions of the World Bank Group, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this competition. Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from the contest.
World Bank’s International Corruption Hunters Alliance 2023 Application
Submit your original blog entry, 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 ICHA Blog Contest: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The deadline for receipt of applications is 20 May 2023.
Open this link for more details about the World Bank’s International Corruption Hunters Alliance 2023.