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Apply for the World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Programme 2021 for sub-Saharan African Graduates

Brief Description

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, international institutions, African governments, think tanks, and academia.


The program offers 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. This includes knowledge generation and dissemination, design of global and country policies, and the building of institutions to achieve inclusive growth in developing countries.


  • 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


23 August 2020.

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