Nitin Rao

Harvard University’s Global Essay Contest for Bangladesh

Competition: The Anwarul Quadir Prize of 2008 Global Essay Contest for Bangladesh (Website)

Organised by:
Center for International Development at Harvard University

Sponsored by: The Anwarul Quadir Foundation

Key Dates:

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2008
Results: October 15, 2008

Propose an innovative and practical idea that would improve the lives of low- and middle- income people of Bangladesh (everyone except the top-third of the population in terms of annual income). Proposals will be judged by four Harvard University faculty members, in consultation with scholars familiar with Bangladesh.

This global contest is open to any individual in the world. Any compelling essay that establishes a way to improve the lives of low- and middle-income people in Bangladesh is acceptable for submission. The essays will be rated giving equal weights to a) innovative nature of the idea; b) clarity and cogency of argument and writing; c) ease and practicality of implementation; and d) the size of impact.

The author of the winning essay will be awarded the Anwarul Quadir Prize, USD $25,000.

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