Apply by 25 August 2023

The Africa regions of the World Bank Group (WBG) have opened applications for the 2024 WBG Africa Fellowship Program, targeting Ph.D. candidates and recent graduates from Sub-Saharan Africa. The fellowship aims to develop the capacity of future African leaders in development research and policy-making to aid poverty reduction.

Fellows will spend six months at WBG’s Washington D.C. headquarters or a country office from January-June 2024, working on research, economic policy, technical assistance, and lending operations that align with WBG’s goals of eradicating poverty and enhancing shared prosperity. The program has successfully built a robust pipeline of young African talent since its inception.

Eligibility criteria include recent Ph.D. completion (within three years) or enrollment in the final year of a Ph.D. program, strong English skills, strong quantitative and analytical skills, and being under the age of 32.

The selection process involves two phases: shortlisting candidates for hire across various WBG units, followed by the final selection in consultation with these units. Fellows will begin as short-term consultants from January 2024, receiving consultant fees and round-trip economy class air travel. Applications opened on 18 July 2023, with an application deadline of 25 August 2023.


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