31 August 2018




World Development Report 2019

The next World Bank World Development Report (WDR) 2019 will address The Changing Nature of Work. For the first time since the World Bank began publishing the WDR in 1978, the writing process has been completely transparent and open to the public. Every Friday afternoon, the latest draft is uploaded to the World Bank website, so that anyone with internet access has an opportunity to read it and engage with the team of authors.  As part of this process, the World Bank has launched a competition for university and college students to submit examples of governments, cities, firms, individuals, or any other actor taking advantage of opportunities created by technology and “the future of work”.

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The Theme:

The 2019 World Development Report studies how the nature of work is changing as a result of advances in technology today.
The judges will select examples for publication based on their treatment of the “Changing Nature of Work” theme and on their relevance to the messages in the report.
We look forward to reading examples from your country.

Specializations for studying on this opportunity:

– Writing

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

 Winners will be announced on October 1, 2018. 

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Participants may submit up to three different examples.
  • Only one prize will be awarded per participant.
  • The total description for each example may be up to 400 words long.
  • Any subject or style is welcome.
  • Supporting data, literature, policy documents, web links, etc. should be referenced in the description in order for the WDR team to establish the veracity of the example.
  • The competition is open to students from all countries, but entries must be written in English.
  • The judges’ verdict is final.
  • Examples cannot be altered or changed after they have been entered. No correspondence will be entered into once work has been submitted.
  • Any example submitted may be published in the final World Development Report 2019.

Opportunity Cost


The three best examples will be awarded prizes of $5,000 and be considered for inclusion in the final report.

How to Apply

To enter the competition, prepare a brief summary of your example (maximum 400 words per example, three per participant) and send to Please include your full name and nationality in the cover email.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Raghda M. Nagy Egypt 
“Reviewed by” Somiyah ElhassawyEgypt

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