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AERC-World Bank Visiting Scholars Program 2020

AERC-World Bank Visiting Scholars Program 2020

Country: Africa
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World Bank Group calls application for AERC-World Bank Visiting Scholars Program 2020. AERC invites its network researchers and faculty to submit an expression of interest to participate in the AERC-World Bank visiting scholars program. The fellowship program will enable participants to spend time at the World Bank, work on their own research relevant to economic development in Africa, and to work with the World Bank’s researchers, especially those in the Africa Region.


The objectives of the collaboration are to

  • Enhance AERC’s capacity to boost economic policy research in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Help strengthen AERC’s global linkages in areas of economic policy, academic research, and graduate training.
  • Deepen and broaden the policy impact of both AERC and AFRCE.
  • Enhance the skills and output (especially publications and courses) of individual African researchers by providing access to wider and better information, network, and economic research and data accessible via the World Bank.

Visiting Scholars Role 

The visiting scholars will be expected to be part of the AFRCE team; attend AFRCE-led activities; benefit from capacity-building efforts being organized by AFRCE, including collaboration with scholars and peers doing analytical work on World Bank Regional Flagship Studies; interact with the World Bank’s researchers; fully utilize the World Bank’s resources to:

  • Revise their draft paper and submit it to the World Bank Working Paper Series and a ranking Journal.
  • Present at least one seminar on their own research while in the program.
  • Contribute meaningfully to the World Bank’s Africa Region ongoing research and analytical work.
  • Comply with all other terms and conditions included in their terms of reference and applicable consultancy contract.


  • Applicants must be an AERC researcher, including researchers from the AERC collaborative PhD program CPP). In addition to that, they must have an active AERC research project at least at interim/post field stage or final research paper stage; and
  • The research project must be pertinent to the research agenda of the World Bank Africa Region, and imperatives for sustained African development.
  • All the applicants must have completed a Ph.D. program.


Candidates must send the application package to the AERC Research Department ([email protected]). The expression of interest by applicants should include:

  • A two-page statement of interest.
  • A draft paper on a subject pertinent to the research agenda of the Africa Region of the World Bank and imperatives facing African development.
  • If the candidate teaches a relevant course, the curriculum/course materials that you would like to improve while visiting the World Bank.
  • Copy of the updated curriculum vitae.

Learn more and apply


Type of Opportunity Exchange Programs
Deadline18 May,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerWorld Bank Group
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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