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World Bank announces fellowship program for Africa

The first World Bank Group Fellowship Program in the Africa Region has been launched tol further the Bank’s efforts to attract and build the capacity of local talent and the African Diaspora across the globe.

The program will target highly talented and promising Ph.D. candidates, African or of African descent, and the program will help the World Bank Group, and especially the Africa Region, to aggressively attract and recruit talent, with a special focus on the Diaspora communities.

Selected candidates will be offered a six-month assignment under the mentorship of a senior staff member and would be expected to: (i) gain a comprehensive understanding of the World Bank’s mission and operations; (ii) access quality data for their research work; (iii) interact with seasoned experts in the field of development; (iv) produce a research paper/report; and (v) contribute to the World Bank’s mission.

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