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Submissions is now been accepted for the fourth annual global blog writing competition, co-sponsored by the World Bank Group and the Financial Times.  The COVID-19 pandemic changed education for students and teachers everywhere.  Almost all schools had to close for months.  And ready or not, students – along with teachers and families – discovered that education was suddenly possible only through remote learning. In many places schools have moved to reopen, sometimes through a combination of face-to-face classes and learning from home.  Everyone is now at some stage of getting back to normal – even if it’s a completely “new” normal.


They are looking for your most inventive ideas, high-quality writing, and innovative solutions that would strengthen education going forward. Send:

  • A strong blog or essay, no longer than 500 words
  • Your name, age, school, email, and country you live in
  • Optional: any photos, videos, visualizations that help support your story


  • You could win a chance to be published in the Financial Times and the World Bank Blogs

About The World Bank

The World Bank, a member of the World Bank Group, is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. It's mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results and to help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and forging partnerships in the public and private sectors.

The World Bank is not a bank in the common sense; it is made up of two unique development institutions owned by 189 member countries: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). Each institution plays a different but collaborative role in advancing the vision of inclusive and sustainable globalization. The IBRD aims to reduce poverty in middle-income and creditworthy poorer countries, while IDA focuses on the world's poorest countries. Their work is complemented by that of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

Together, these organisations provide low-interest loans, interest-free credits and grants to developing countries for a wide array of purposes that include investments in education, health, public administration, infrastructure, financial and private sector development, agriculture and environmental and natural resource management.