CONTEST: How to Promote Inclusive Development in Agriculture, Energy, and Tourism in Senegal, June 2016

Describe the kinds of development initiatives and policies in either agriculture, energy, or tourism that if implemented, would ensure that benefits from the sector reach all segments of society (women, youth, rural populations – just to name a few).

Describe your development vision for one of these sectors in no more than 700 words, submit your entry to the #Blog4Dev contest, and you could win a two month youth project monitor position at the World Bank office in Dakar!

To enter the competition, submit your original blog entry of not more than 700 words by June 30th, 2016 here: 

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  • End extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.90 a day to no more than 3%
  • Promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country

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

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

Selection Criteria

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges made up of World Bank staff in Senegal to determine the winning entries.

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

  • Originality
  • Creativity
  • Clarity and practical messages


  1. The writer of the winning blog for each sector (agriculture, energy, tourism) will win a paid two month internship as a youth project monitor at the World Bank office in Senegal.
  2. The three winning blogs will be published on the WBG’s Nasikiliza blog page, and also promoted on World Bank social media channels between July and August 2016. These will be credited to the respective bloggers.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Submissions must be original and well-written
  2. Submission deadline is June 30, 2016. Late submissions will be disqualified automatically
  3. The blog post length should be at most 700 words. Longer entries will be disqualified.
  4. Entries will be accepted in French or in English.
  5. Only one submission per entrant will be allowed.
  6. The World Bank Group reserves the right to research and verify the eligibility of any entrants, and the decision of the World Bank Group shall be final.
  7. 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 its website and social media channels.
  8. Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from the competition. 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.

How to enter

Submit your entry here:

Blog entries must be received by June 30, 2016.

Originally published by: The World Bank

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