World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program 2022. The Africa regions of the World Bank Group (WBG) announce the opening of the application for the 2022 WBG-Africa Fellowship Program for Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D. graduates who are Sub-Saharan Africa nationals. Women are encouraged to apply.
World Bank Group-Africa Fellows will spend six months getting hands-on experience at World Bank Group headquarters in Washington D.C. or country offices Fellows will work on research, economic policy, technical assistance, and lending operations that contribute to the World Bank Group’s goal of eliminating poverty and increasing shared prosperity.
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, World Bank Group aims 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.
Participants of World Bank Group Fellowship Program receive consultant fees and round-trip economy class airfare to Washington DC, or a WBG country office from their university or institution.
In order to be eligible for this World Bank Group African Fellowship program, candidates must have the following qualifications
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|Type of Opportunity||Scholarships and Fellowships|
|Organizer||World Bank Group|