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World Bank Group 2022 Africa Fellowship Program for Ph.D. Students

The World Bank Group (WBG) Africa Fellowship Program targets young talented African nationals who are completing or have recently completed their Ph.D. in an area relevant to the World Bank’s work. The fellowship program has been very successful since its inception, building a strong pipeline of young African talent interested in a career in development, in international institutions, African governments, think tanks, and academia.The program offers selected fellows a six-month assignment at WBG offices in Washington D.C. or in country offices to gain hands-on experience in WBG operations. This includes knowledge generation and dissemination, design of global and country policies, and the building of institutions to achieve inclusive growth in developing countries. While benefitting from research and innovation in multiple sectors, fellows will also work on research, economic policy, technical assistance, and lending operations that contribute to the World Bank’s goal of eliminating poverty and increasing shared prosperity. Through the fellowship, we aim to build the capacity of the next generation of African change makers in development research, policymaking and promote the goals of reducing poverty in the region.

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With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries. Together, IBRD and IDA form the World Bank, which provides financing, policy advice, and technical assistance to governments of developing countries. IDA focuses on the world�s poorest countries, while IBRD assists middle-income and creditworthy poorer countries. While our five institutions have their own country m... read more


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WBG Africa Fellowship Program

  • Type Postgraduate
  • OrganisationWorld Bank
  • Country to study -
  • School to study -
  • Course to study Not specified
  • State of Origin
  • Gender Men and Women
  • Application Deadline August 23, 2021

Aim and Benefits of WBG Africa Fellowship Program

Fellows are eligible to receive consultant fees and round-trip economy class air travel to Washington, D.C. or a WBG country office from their university or institution.? 


Requirements for WBG Africa Fellowship Program Qualification

  • Be a recent Ph.D. graduate (within three years of completion) or be enrolled in the last year of the Ph.D. program
  • Have an excellent command of English, both written and verbal 
  • Possess strong quantitative and analytical skills 
  • Be under the age of 32 by the closing of the application period, August 23, 2021

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Application Deadline

August 23, 2021


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to World Bank on wbgfellowship.worldbank.org to apply

For more details,visit WBG website



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