Blog4dev essay contest

Blog4dev essay contest

The World Bank has for long been helping Ethiopian in the process of fighting poverty. With its new approach, the World Bank aims to make the country-driven model more systematic, evidence-based, selective and focused on the goals of ending extreme poverty and increasing shared prosperity in a sustainable manner. As part of the process, the world ban office in Ethiopia invites young students to have a say on the development challenges and opportunities in Ethiopia.

Eligibility – Applicants must be

  • Living in Ethiopia
  • Between the age of 18-30
  • A registered university student(proof of registration and ID is required)


  • How can Ethiopia reach middle income country status without leaving anyone behind?


  • Submission must be original
  • The writing should lengthen a maximum of 700 words
  • The language medium is English
  • Only one submission per entrant is allowed

Submissions are reviewed based on

  • Originality
  • Creativity
  • Clarity and practical messages

Prizes –

1st place- a Laptop

2nd place- Samsung galaxy tablet

3rd place- ETB 5,000

The works of all three winners will be published on World Bank’s blog.

How to enter

Submit your entry via email at

Deadline august 11, 2016

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