GDN NEXT HORIZONS ESSAY CONTEST 2014

GDN NEXT HORIZONS ESSAY CONTEST 2014

GDN NEXT HORIZONS ESSAY CONTEST 2014

Global Development Network (GDN) & Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Next Horizons Essay Contest

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GDN NEXT HORIZONS ESSAY CONTEST 2014

Global Development Network (GDN) & Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Next Horizons Essay Contest

The geography of development has dramatically changed over the last quarter-of-a century, with the successful emergence of some countries while others still remain underdeveloped. How should aid change? Foreign aid is by no means the only source of development financing even though it remains a vital source of government finance in the poorest countries and may catalyze other courses of development finance, including private investment. New donors have emerged, and typically do not easily abide by the rules of conduct created after decades of donor coordination efforts. Tighter budgetary constraints increase the need to use foreign aid as effectively as possible. In the lead up to 2015, when many significant financing commitments for development will be made, there is a need to be smart about where and how aid is deployed, based on an understanding of how aid can be most valuable in a given country.

The Global Development Network (GDN) in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has launched the Next Horizons Essay Contest to invite fresh thinking related to the future of aid that can inform the ongoing discourse on development assistance and to make this thinking available to policymakers and key stakeholders.

Essays of up to 5000 words are being invited in English, French and Spanish which explore innovative ways of making aid more effective and to shape the development assistance system of the future. We want to hear your views on how aid should be reinvented: which financial instruments should be used to provide aid, and what is the right balance among these different instruments?; how should the donor ?aid system? be organized?; Should aid be restricted to only the poorest countries?; what could aid improve governance?; where is aid most effective?; How can data and technology drive improvements in aid transparency and effectiveness?

Essays in English, French and Spanish can be submitted as of now on this platform. However, dedicated platforms for submissions in French and Spanish will also be available as of 4 July, 2014. The closing date for submisison is 15 September, 2014 (14:00 hrs GMT).

The deadline for submitting essays is 15 September, 2014.

Reference Link : GDN NEXT HORIZONS ESSAY CONTEST 2014

GDN NEXT HORIZONS ESSAY CONTEST 2014