SDG Lab/Rethinking Economics Beyond GDP Essay Competition 2024

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  • SDG Lab posted 2 months ago
  • Posted: February 22, 2024 -Accepting applications

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Number of Opportunity: 10
  • Eligible Region/Countries


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  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 77877

Opportunity Description

The SDG Lab and Rethinking Economics will hold an essay competition for youth to share their thoughts on moving beyond GDP before to the meeting on April 17. On February 19, a webinar will introduce the competition and invite youth to consider the following query:

One of the most potent figures of our day is the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which is a measure of a nation’s economic activity. However, it has been applied inadvertently in various contexts, such as serving as a stand-in for development, prosperity, and well-being. In addition to improving decision-making in the interests of people and the environment, developing metrics to supplement GDP has the potential to drastically alter our objectives for the future. What ideals and tenets should be included in a framework to evaluate what matters beyond GDP, and what issues should be given top priority?

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Quick Details:

  • Provided by: SDG Lab
  • In Collobration with: Rethinking Economics
  • Deadline: March 6, 2024
  • No. Opportunities: 10
  • In-Person Meeting Date: April 17, 2024
  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Gender: Any
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligible Countries: All


  • A collection that will be released by the SDG Lab and Rethinking Economics will contain ten of the winning essays.
  • Furthermore, the top five essay writers will get up to €1,300 in travel and lodging reimbursement to attend the meeting in person on April 17 and present the key ideas from their essays.
  • For individuals who qualify, they can offer UNCTAD invitation letters, however they are unable to help with visa applications.
  • The best five essay writers will get the chance to go to Geneva and take part in a conference on moving beyond GDP, which will be held at the UN in Geneva.

Guidelines for Essay Competition:

The guidelines are as follows:

  • Individuals under the age of thirty may submit essays, even if they are not members of the Rethinking Economics network.
  • Submissions for essays should be between 700 and 1000 words long.
  • In your own words, your essay should present a convincing case.
  • Any citations to specialists or other texts need to be made explicit. References that are hyperlinked, if any, are preferable to footnotes.
  • Essay submissions may be provided with a photo if preferred. For images to be reproduced, proper crediting is required.
  • A jury made up of representatives from Rethinking Economics and the SDG Lab will review the articles collectively.
  • A collaborative book by IISD, the SDG Lab, and Rethinking Economics will include ten essays.

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