21 September 2013

World BanK Fellowship

This is a doctoral fellowship for African PhD students. This fellowship gives one the opportunity to
  •  Spend a minimum of six months getting hands-on experience at World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C.
  • Work on economic policy, technical assistance to countries, and lending for eliminating poverty and increasing shared prosperity

Fellows will spend a minimum of six months at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. getting hands-on experience in development work. 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 benefiting from research and innovation in multiple sectors, Fellows will also work on economic policy, technical assistance, and lending for eliminating poverty and increasing shared prosperity. Special attention will be given to work with Fragile and Conflict-Affected States.

Fellows will be expected to complete a research project and prepare a research paper to present to staff. High-standard papers may be published internally.

Specifically, selected participants will:

  •     Gain a better understanding of the World Bank Group's mission and operations
  •     Access quality data for their research work
  •     Interact with seasoned experts in their field of development
  •     Contribute to the World Bank Group's mission


Apply only if this describes you:

  • A Doctoral students of African descent within one or two years of completing a Ph.D. program in the following fields: Economics, Demography, Applied Statistics and Econometrics, Impact Evaluation, Education, Health, Energy, Agriculture, and Infrastructure.
  •      Enrolled in an academic institution and returning to university after the fellowship
  •      32 years of age or below
  •     Have an excellent command of English, both written and verbal
  •     Possess strong quantitative and analytical skills

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