World Bank Africa Region’s #Blog4Dev Competition 2018

World Bank Africa Region’s #Blog4Dev Competition 2018

Deadline: November 30, 2018

The World Bank Africa Region’s #Blog4Dev Competition 2018 is open! This year, for the first time, the World Bank Africa Region is hosting a regional blog competition, inviting young people from 48 countries to share their ideas for how they, and other young people, can prepare themselves for the digital economy and a technology-driven workplace.

In 2014, the World Bank Kenya office launched the Blog4Dev competition, an annual writing contest that invites young people to weigh in on a topic critical to the country’s economic development. The competition is a way to engage Africa’s young people and provide a platform to share their views—and solutions—about development topics that are important to them.

Since then, Blog4Dev has grown to include the voices of hundreds of young people from countries throughout the region who have submitted blogs on topics such as how to end gender-based violence to debating the role of the private sector in public service delivery. The competition tests originality, creativity and innovation.


In 500 words or less, tell them how you would solve this development challenge in your country: What will it take to enhance the skills needed to prepare Africa’s youth for the digital economy and the future of work?


  • Must be a citizen of, and currently living in, a Sub-Saharan Africa country
  • Be between 18-28 years of age.


Click here to submit.

For more information, visit World Bank Blog4Dev Competition.