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#Blog4Dev: How Can the Private Sector Help Deliver Better Public Services in Tanzania?

December 12, 2017-February 23, 2018

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If you are a Tanzanian postgraduate student living in Tanzania, here is your turn to have your say! The World Bank wants to hear your ideas on how the private sector can help the public sector initiate better public infrastructure, and other public services in Tanzania. Enter our Private Public Partnership (PPP) Essay Competition, and you could win an attachment to the World Bank in Tanzania!

How to enter: The question we want you to answer—the topic of our essay—is: “How can the private sector help deliver better public services in Tanzania?”

Tell us how the private sector can help provide Tanzanian communities with better public infrastructure and services in no more than 1,000 words. Submit your own essay by February 23, 2018, to pppessaycompetition@worldbank.org

Any questions, or is there more information you need? Contact us via the same email. Or visit: www.worldbank.org/tanzania

  • To be eligible for the PPP Essay Competition, you must:

    • Be a Tanzanian citizen and postgraduate student
    • Be living in Tanzania
    • Send your 1,000-word original essay written in English
    • Be able to hold a conversation in English
  • A panel of expert judges from inside and outside the World Bank Group will review all the entries, select the top 30, conduct interviews, and thereafter select the winners. Winners will be given PPP training and given a voucher to take the PPP Certification Exam. (For details on this visit: https://ppp-certification.com/).

    The winning essays will be chosen based on the following criteria:

    • Originality
    • Creativity
    • Clarity and applicability
    • Passing a written test
  • The five winners with the best score in the PPP Certification Exam will receive a three-month attachment to the World Bank in Tanzania. Their essays will be published on the WBG’s Nasikiliza blog page and promoted on World Bank social media channels. These essays will be credited to the respective authors.

    1. Only submissions in your original words and well-written in English can be accepted.
    2. Submission deadline is 23rd February 2018. Late submissions cannot be accepted, unfortunately.
    3. The essay length should be no more than 1,000 words, typed in Times New Roman, font size 12, and double-spaced. Essays of more than 1,000 words entries will not be accepted, unfortunately.
    4. Only one submission per entrant will be allowed.
    5. The World Bank Group reserves the right to research and verify the eligibility of any entrants, and the decision of the World Bank Group shall be final.
    6. By entering the contest, participants agree to release the World Bank Group from any claims based on the contest, and grant the World Bank Group all rights to their entry, including consent to publish their submitted essay on its website and social media channels.
    7. Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from the competition.
    8. Entrants agree to comply with and be bound by the decisions of the World Bank Group, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this competition.

Details

  • Dead Line: February 23, 2018
  • ELIGIBILITY: (1) Be a Tanzanian citizen and postgraduate student (2) Be living in Tanzania (3) Send your 1,000-word original essay written in English (4) Be able to hold a conversation in English
  • TOPIC: How can the private sector help deliver better public services in Tanzania?
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