IATI Research Challenge for Journalists

Organisation:  UNDP and UNESCO

Event Duration:  03 Oct . 2018--20 Dec . 2018

Last Date To Apply:  20 Dec . 2018

IATI Research Challenge for Journalists

UNDP and UNESCO have jointly launched the “IATI Research Challenge for Journalists” which is a research and writing competition for journalists around the world aged between 15 and 25.

The competition opens on the International Day for the Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) as one of a range of activities marking 10 years since the launch of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI).

Investigate how a country of applicants choice is progressing towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals and explore how funds for development are being utilised, using IATI data for applicants research and analysis to answer the following question:

‘How are aid and other external resources being used to achieve sustainable development’ – based on data published to the International Aid Transparency Initiative.


Prizes for the winners in each category include laptops or tablets, as well as the publication of the winning essay(s) on the IATI and UNESCO websites.

Entry categories

The categories for essay submission are:

  • Journalists age group 15 – 20
  • Journalists age group 20 – 25
  • Journalists from Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, New Zealand and the US
  • Journalists from Africa
  • Journalists from Asia
  • Journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean

Based on the number of submissions, the categories might be adapted to allow for a fair competition. A global winner will also be chosen from all categories by the judges.

Eligibility Criteria

All young journalists from across the globe who are between 15 and 25 years of age at the time of submission and have some form of affiliation with journalism, e.g. participate in journalist classes or working groups in school or college (age 15 – 18); are invited to participate.

They can be enrolled in journalism studies at an academic institution or employed as journalists in media houses or others. Freelance journalist must prove prior engagement as journalists through references such as published articles, blogposts, or others.

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