International Monetary Fund Challenge for Undergraduate Students 2022 : The African Department (AFR), Asia and Pacific Department (APD), Institute for Capacity Development, and Middle East and Central Asia Department (MCD) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) invite economics students to participate in the 2022 International Monetary Fund Challenge in collaboration with the IMF Office of Innovation and Change (OIC).
Undergraduate students will get the chance to display their skills and abilities to the globe while meeting with policymakers, academics, and civil society groups from all across the world as part of the Fund Challenge.
International Monetary Fund Challenge | DETAILS
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is a worldwide institution with over 190 member countries and personnel from 150 countries that aims to create a framework for international economic cooperation. The IMF Fund Challenge is a way for students to put their knowledge of macroeconomic analysis to the test.
Eligibility Criteria International Monetary Fund Challenge for Undergraduate Students 2022
The following are the pre-qualification conditions for the 2022 Fund Challenge:
- To compete in the Fund Challenge, students must be presently enrolled in undergraduate degree programmes in economics or a related discipline at an institution of higher learning in any AFR, APD, or MCD member nation (including the class of 2022).
- Each team must consist of two students from the same higher education institution. By June 1, any team interested in participating should register just once through the Fund Challenge Registration Site. Providing the contact information of a faculty member who can authenticate the team’s enrolment at an institution of higher learning in any AFR, APD, or MCD member nation will be required during registration.
- Participants must register for and complete ICD’s online Macroeconomic Diagnostics course (MDSx) between June 6 and September 2 as part of the challenge. Participants are not charged for the course, but each team member must register and finish it independently through edX. The course requires roughly 6–8 hours of effort per week. Participants who want a course certificate from edX must purchase a validated certificate. On June 2, specifics on course access and technical requirements will be given.
- Teams that finish the requisite online training will be asked to evaluate a fresh case study created by ICD. After that, each team will provide a presentation that (a) summarises the current economic condition in the case study and (b) makes policy recommendations to solve the identified issues.
- Presentations may be prepared in English or French and submitted in any format (MS PowerPoint is suggested), however the MDSx course and new case study will be available exclusively in English.
How To Apply
Interested applicants must register for the International Monetary Fund Challenge 2022 before the application deadline. Finalist teams will be able to give a virtual presentation at the IMF annual meetings.
Application Deadline: June 1, 2022