AIUB-IFC INVESTMENT CLIMATE PROJECT .
Who can participate:
  Open for all currently enrolled AIUB
  Students. Deadline on the submission of entry:
April 30, 2010.

Prizes:           Winner        : TK 10,000.00
         1st runner up :  TK 6,000.00
        2nd runner up : TK 4,000.00

Announcement of Winners:
June 1 2010.
Essay Length:
2,000 - 3,000 words.

Topics:
  1. The role of Chittagong Port in the Economy of Bangladesh:  Problems and Potentials.
  2. Prospect of Islamic Finance in the Modern World.
  3. Legalizing the Black Money : Impact on Bangladesh Economy.
Where to submit:
Drop it at: Investment Climate Research Unit at the AQAC Building
Email at: pearmohammad@aiub.edu and dulce@aiub.edu
                              
                                                                       (The ICRU has the right to verify the authenticity/originality of the essay)

For further details log on to the Notice Board of AIUB
(www.aiub.edu)
OR
Visit ICRU Office, 1st Floor, AQAC Building

 

Guidelines

Who can participate:
Open for all currently enrolled AIUB students Contest Deadline:
April 30, 2010 Where to submit:
Drop it at: Investment Climate Research Unit at the AQAC Building
Email at: pearmohammad@aiub.edu and dulce@aiub.edu Announcement of Winners:
June 1, 2010 Prizes:
Winner: TK 10,000.00
1st runner up:  TK 6,000.00
2nd runner up: TK 4,000.00 Language:
All submitted essays must be in English Length:
2000-3000 words Categories
Students shall submit only one (1) essay for each category. The topics along with suggested question for the essay to answer are provided below. These questions are only optional and you may generate your own questions that will guide you in elaborating/expanding the topic. The topics are as follows:
  • The Role of Chittagong Port in the economy of Bangladesh: Problems and Potential
Motive optional questions to consider:
How would you describe this role? What are the services provided by Chittagong Port that contribute to the investment climate of Bangladesh? How? In delivering these services, what are the problems encountered? In view of its present status, are these good prospects? If yes, what are these? If not, what needs to be done?
  • Prospect of Islamic Finance in the Modern World
Motive optional questions to consider:
How can Islamic Finance be defined in terms of its operations, principles and services? What role does Islamic Finance play in Bangladesh and its status in the International Market? How can Islamic Finance be expanded and sustained?
  • Legalizing the Black Money: Impact on Bangladesh
Motive optional questions to consider:
Compare and Contrast between Black Money and White Money. What role does Black Money play in the society? What are the implications of legalizing Black Money on the economy of Bangladesh? What can be done to address obstacles of formalizing Black Money to White Money? Judging Criteria
Essays will be evaluated by a panel of judges compromising of the Investment Climate Research Unit (ICRU) of AIUB and World Bank Group experts. Judges will take into consideration of the following criteria:
  • Text Organization and Content
    • Effectively organizes relevant information
    • Writes an opening paragraph that consists of a position followed by a brief summary of the arguments to follow
    • Locates and uses relevant information
    • Creative and Original
    • Provides relevant evidence or authority to support declaration
    • Presents arguments logically
    • Substance and implications of the topic to the socio-economic cultural and educational developments
    • Writes a final paragraph or concluding statements that reiterates the main points
  • Language features
    • Clearly defines technical terms and appropriate choice of words for different context
    • Spelling and grammar agreements
    • Maintains point of view
    • Uses logical structures and coherence
  • Acknowledgment and References
Writers are to ensure that full acknowledgment/citation of source material, using accepted layout and referencing systems (i.e., Harvard, Oxford, Campbell), which cite the author, date and page of the book, article or other text from which the material is derived.  Detection of any level of plagiarism would be cause for immediate disqualification from the competition.