World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program for Young Talented African Nationals

World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program

Program(s) Offered: Any relevant area
Program Level: Training, Fellowship
Provider: World Bank Group
Country to Work in: USA, Other countries

Scholarship Description
Launched in 2013, the World Bank Group (WBG) Africa Fellowship Program targets young talented African nationals who are completing or recently completed a Ph.D. in an area relevant to the World Bank’s work.

The WBG Africa 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 chosen fellows a six-month assignment at World Bank Group (WBG) offices in Washington D.C. or in country offices to gain hands-on experience in the operations of the WBG. The World Bank Group is now accepting applications for the 2019 WBG-Africa Fellowship Program.

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Criteria for eligibility to participate:
  • Be a Sub-Saharan national who are recent Ph.D. graduates, or current doctoral students within a year of completing or graduating from a Ph.D. program in all relevant field of development, including, but not limited to economics, education, health, governance, energy, agriculture, infrastructure, demography.
  • Have an excellent command of English, both written and verbal
  • Be under the age of 32 by the closing of the application period
Eligible groups
Citizens of African countries

Participating Institutions
World Bank Group (WBG) offices in Washington D.C. or in country offices

Fields of work
Any area relevant to the World Bank’s work.

Fellows are working in the following units across the World Bank: Agriculture, Education, Energy & Extractives, Governance, Africa Chief Economist Office, Development Economics, Health, Nutrition & Population, Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment, Social Protection & Labor, Poverty, Climate Change, Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnerships, Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCV), and Gender. The program is supported by the Think Africa Partnership (TAP), the FCV Fund, as well as IDA resources of the WBG Africa region.

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
Six months at WBG offices

Scholarship benefits
Fellows gain hands-on experience in the operations of the WBG. 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.

Method of Application
All applications are made online. You must fill out this online form completely to be considered for the World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program. Please prepare the following documents which are required to complete the application:
  • Current CV/Resume
  • A one page summary of your dissertation
  • Statement of purpose or cover letter (500 words)
  • Sample(s) of original written work (optional)
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information for this fellowship

The application period opens between August and September of each year. Deadline for applications is October 05, 2018

The World Bank Group (WBG) is a family of five international organizations that make leveraged loans to developing countries. It is the largest and most famous development bank in the world and is an observer at the United Nations Development Group. The bank is based in Washington, D.C.

Application Deadline: 5 October 2018
Open to International Applicants: Yes (ONLY Africans)

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