Are you thinking to write an essay?. Then your own evaluation should be guided by the following criteria:
1. Quality of analysis and logic of argument Is worthy of publication in a peer-reviewed journal Provides exceptional analyses, perspectives, judgments, and/or ideas Supports assertions with empirical research
2. Implications for private sector development Provides insight into current research Develops and supports the implementation of leading-edge initiatives on the PSD Strikes a balance between conceptual and practical considerations for private-sector involvement in developing countries, and the effect of that involvement on development Presents balanced arguments acknowledging and exploring the potential downsides of private sector development in emerging markets Please note: You are not looking for overviews of development theory or business strategy.
3. Innovation & originality Papers must be materially different from previous formally published work, though they may draw on existing work. This includes: Work rewritten or presented for a different audience Application of previous work in a different context or new analysis New interpretation adding significantly to earlier work New data to inform new conclusions Please note: Direct translation of work previously published exclusively in a non-English language (and meeting all other conditions) is permitted.
4. Relevance to international audiences Economic and/or financial policymakers The international financial community International/domestic investors International aid donors 5. Writing style and structure: Style:
Accessible to a wide readership and not just to economists or financial specialists (i.e., not overly technical)
Legibility: All abstracts and essays must be typed and double-spaced; include title and page numbers on the abstract and essay.
Length: Depends on the purpose of essays
Data: In short essays (6,000 words) a limited number of charts or tables may be used. Equations should be avoided as much as possible and, if used, must be confined to an appendix or footnote.
References: Essays should be in a form readily publishable without extensive footnotes. Author anonymity: The author''s name (or authors'' names) must only appear on the cover page. References to the author must not appear anywhere in the abstract, essay text or footnotes.