World Bank Group Africa Fellowship 2024

The 2024 World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Programme targets young, talented African nationals who are about to 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, in international institutions, African governments, think tanks, and academia.

Host: World Bank Group
Open to: Africans
Target: Graduates
Deadline: December 31, 2024
About the World Bank Group Africa Fellowship

The World Bank Group Africa Fellowship offers selected fellows a six-month assignment at WBG offices in Washington, D.C., or country offices to gain hands-on experience in WBG operations. This includes knowledge generation and dissemination, the design of global and country policies, and building institutions to achieve inclusive growth in developing countries.

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While benefiting from research and innovation in multiple sectors, fellows will also work on research, economic policy, technical assistance, and lending operations that contribute to the World Bank’s goals of eliminating poverty and increasing shared prosperity. 

Eligibility Criteria
  • 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.


Phase I: A short list of candidates will be made available for hire to the different units of the WBG depending on the applicants’ specialization. Applicants will be notified about the status of their application or whether they have been shortlisted or not.

Phase II:

The final list of fellows will be selected in consultation with the various units of the WBG.

All shortlisted candidates will be informed of their selection status. Selected candidates will then be notified and, upon acceptance, be hired as short-term consultants for six months starting January 2024.


Successful World Bank Group Africa Fellowship applicants will receive consultant fees and round-trip economy class air travel to Washington, D.C., or a WBG country office from their university or institution.

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Application Procedure

Applicants who are interested can apply online via the official website.

For more information, visit The World Bank Group Africa Fellowship

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