Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva Announces the IMF Climate Innovation Challenge

The IMF Climate Innovation Challenge

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About the Challenge

At the IMF, climate change is now at the heart of our work on economic and financial stability, growth, and jobs.  Policy innovation is central to helping member countries reduce emissions, build resilience, and capture the opportunities for greener growth. 

How might we integrate climate change into economic analysis to promote green policies?

To help answer this question, the IMF is organizing an innovation challenge on the economic and financial stability aspects of climate change. Country authorities/agencies, civil society organizations (including think tanks), and staff from the IMF, World Bank, and international organizations are invited to submit proposals that have the potential to enhance the IMF’s capacity development, policy advice, and operational impact in areas where economic and financial policies intersect with climate change.

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Submit your proposal by September 30

Visit the proposal website to learn more about the challenge, including details on eligibility and the evaluation process, and to submit your proposal!

We are looking forward to seeing your ideas!

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The IMF is grateful to the Switzerland State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) for sponsoring this Challenge. 


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The World Resources Institute (WRI) will help the challenge finalists with climate expertise as a technical partner.




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Explainer video

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