essay competition for Africans

World Bank Blog4Dev 2018: Essay Competition for Africans

Essay Competition for Africans: How Can the Private Sector Help Deliver Better Public Services in Tanzania?

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


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


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.

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