Title Ideas for Action 2019 (International Development in Focus)
Subtitle Financing and Implementing Sustainable Development
Author Mahmoud Mohieldin, Djordjija Petkoski
ISBN 9781464814846
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 126
Book size 216 x 279 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher The World Bank
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Ideas for Action is a youth competition on initiatives to implement the Sustainable Development Goals launched in November 2014 by the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The 2019 winners (3 top teams, 4 runners-up, and 11 honorable mentions) were selected from more than 3,000 proposals submitted by more than 21,000 team members from 142 countries.

This year witnessed an unparalleled level of growing recognition with a 50 percent increase in proposals over 2018. The winning proposals were selected through a rigorous selection process that judged the projects on depth and clarity, significance of impact, originality and creativity, and feasibility. The teams had to showcase a strong proposal that presented a potential for impact on a large number of people with a practical roadmap for implementation. In addition to young staff members, reviewers included executives from Firmenich, Flour Mills of Nigeria, the German– Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, PepsiCo, the Wharton School, and the World Bank Group. Other competition partners included the International Labour Organization, Hemofarm, the World Bank Group’s Youth to Youth Community (Y2Y) and Youth Summit, Knowledge @ Wharton, and the United Nations Youth Assembly.

Youth participation in the 2030 Development Agenda is crucial. This initiative is a knowledge-sharing platform that empowers young professionals with the support and tools needed to engage in the conversation with leading professionals in the global development industry and the private sector. Through their use of technology—such as rainwater harvesting, reusable plastics, mobile apps, and devices—young people have ideas to make an exponential impact. The goal is to support truly workable and actionable results by connecting leading schools of finance and management with governments around the world to build partnerships that bolster these ideas into effective implementation. This book recognizes the incredible talent and spirit that these young people bring to the global development conversation.




Chapter 1. Fetosense and U- Act: Novel Solutions for Monitoring Fetal Heart Rate and Uterine Activity to Reduce Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality (Shantanu Pathak, Aditya Kulkarni, Ameya Bondre, Prince Nadar, Rohit Srivastava, Avinash Joshi, and
Anjana Donakonda)
Problem and context • Solution • Implementation • Case study: demonstration of proof of concept • Target market • Social impact • Financial sustainability • Scalability • Competitor analysis • Assumptions, cost analysis, and income projection for the next three years • Challenges and mitigations • Annex 1A. Links to articles that demonstrate recognition of CareMother in the media • Annex 1B. Links to videos of presentations related to CareMother • Annex 1C. Certificate of validation of Fetosense by an urban hospital • Annex 1D. Patent (e-filing) for Fetosense • Annex 1E. Fetosense business-to-business assumptions • Annex 1F. Cost analysis • References

Chapter 2. Using Location Intelligence to Solve the Urban Sanitation Crisis (John Peter Archer, Lindsey Noakes,
Luiz Henrique Rodrigues, and Fiona Watters)
Problem and context • Solution • Implementation and application • Scale • Competition • Risk management • Impact • Annex 2A. Team Gather • References

Chapter 3. WellPower: A Sustainable and Scalable Approach to Addressing the Water Crisis in Kenya Using an Innovative Smartphone App– Based Clean Water Delivery Network (Bethwel Kiplimo, Todd Baldwin, Noah Schochet,
Ayushi Sinha, Bayo Okusanya, and Ronnie Kihonge)
Problem • Market opportunity • Solution • Business model • Mission and theory of change • Competitive landscape and competitive advantage • Traction • Plan to scale • Benefits flow • Risk and risk mitigation strategy • Financials and cost breakdown • What’s next • Notes • References

Chapter 4. The Eco Panplas Solution (Felipe Cardoso, Thaina Hugo, Gustavo Eugênio, Fabian Cattaneo, and Evandro Didone) Summary • References

Chapter 5. Ekomuro H2O+: Collecting Rainwater in Used PET Containers in poor urban areas (Ricardo Alba Aldana, Ricardo Enrique Alba Torres, Nancy Torres Bello, and Jessica Bibiana Alba Torres) Narrative • Formulation of objectives and strategies • Mobilization of resources • Process • Results achieved • Sustainability • Lessons learned • Transfers of knowledge and technology • Sources of funds • Key dates

Chapter 6. DamoGO: Implementation of Mobile app–based Technology to Tackle Food Waste in the Republic of Korea and Southeast Asian Countries (Hwang Soo Lynn, Muhammad Farras, and Kim Juan) Problem and context • Solution • Why partner with DamoGO? • Implementation and application • Development plan and milestones • Milestones • Competitor and threats • Conclusions • DamoGO’s future • Annex 6A. DamoGO app screenshots • Annex 6B. Media coverage • Note • References • Additional reading

Chapter 7. Fresh Water and Ice Solution for Fishing Communities on Remote Islands of Indonesia (Shana Fatina,
Atiek Puspa Fadhilah, and Fakhri Guniar)
Problem and context • Solution • Business model • Target market • Competitor analysis • Technology partners • Financial projection • Changes • Development plan • Milestones • Scaling up • Challenges and mitigations • References • Additional reading

Appendix: Honorable Mention Teams



About the Editors:

Mahmoud Mohieldin, Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, UN Relations and Partnerships, World Bank Group

Djordjija Petkoski, Lecturer, Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Target Audience:

This book is for the people interested in financial development and environmental economics.

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