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All about the WBG's 2023 African Research Student Recruitment Program

All about the WBG's 2023 African Research Student Recruitment Program

8 days ago | by: David Kodjani

The World Bank Group (WBG) Africa regions have announced the opening of the WBG programme's application process for the 2023 recruitment of student researchers, PhDs and recent graduates from sub-Saharan African countries.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply. 


The programme aims to build the capacity of a new generation of African actors capable of making a difference in the field of development research, policy making and the promotion of poverty reduction goals in the region.


Applications will only be considered from doctoral candidates or recent graduates (within three years of completing the doctorate) from a Sub-Saharan African country


Eligibility criteria :


  • Have recently completed a PhD (within three years) or be enrolled in the final year of a PhD

  • Have an excellent command of written and spoken English

  • Have strong quantitative and analytical skills

  • Be under 32 years of age at the closing date for applications.



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Selection Procedure :


  1. A shortlist will be circulated to the different departments of the World Bank Group according to the specialization of the candidates. Applicants will be informed of the progress of the process and of their possible shortlisting.


  1. The final list of successful candidates will be established in consultation with the different departments of the World Bank Group. All shortlisted candidates will be informed of the outcome of the deliberations. Selected candidates will be notified and, upon acceptance, will be offered a short-term consultancy contract for a period of six months starting in January 2023.


In addition to the consultancy fee, they will be provided with a round-trip economy air ticket to Washington, D.C. or a World Bank Group office from their home university or institution.


They will spend six months gaining practical experience. They will work in research, economic policy, technical assistance services or lending operations that contribute to the World Bank Group's goal of eradicating poverty and promoting broad-based prosperity.


To apply for the World Bank Group's African Student Researcher Program, click here.



Applications close on 25 August 2022