31 January 2019.





The International Monetary Fund – F&D Essay Competition

Essay’s topic: Research has shown that excessive inequality harms economic growth and damages the social fabric by undermining trust and preventing people from reaching their full potential. How can inequality be tackled in the 21st Century?

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Finance & Development, the IMF’s quarterly print magazine and online editorial platform, publishes cutting-edge analysis and insight on the latest trends and research in international finance, economics, and development. The print edition is published quarterly in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish, while the web edition is complemented with additional, online-only content.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Writing
  • Economics
  • Social Studies

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Not Specified.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The competition is open to all graduate students worldwide, and those who have graduated from a master’s degree program or higher in 2018.
  • The essay must be in English (1500 words or less).

Opportunity Cost


The winning essay:

  • Will be published in a forthcoming edition of F&D magazine in six languages both in print and online.
  • Reaching leading policymakers, central bankers, academics, economic practitioners, development experts, journalists and other decision makers around the world.

How to Apply

First Step: Submit your full name, graduate program, university affiliation, email address and essay to

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This Scholarship Published by:
Doha Elamin/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Noha Elbehery/ Egypt 
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MARJ3 Scholarships team