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WBG Analyst Program FAQs

  1. We will only consider your application for one recruitment stream. We ask that you consider what you would excel at so we can give adequate consideration to your strengths. 

  2. First, total the experience related to the recruitment streams/positions outlined and apply accordingly. We will not consider candidates who have: more than three years of professional experience or less than one year.

  3. Yes. The WBG Analyst Program is meant to be a yearly recruitment program. You would need to apply again this year as long as you still meet the eligibility criteria.

    For those who have passed the assessment level, we will keep applications in consideration for approximately a year (up to next application process).

  4. Please check our eligibility criteria for the year considered. Ph.D. degrees are not being considered.

  5. We expect the majority of positions to be based in Washington, DC and we may have a few also based in Country Offices. The specific locations will be shared when candidates are invited for interviews.

  6. Technically, you can apply to both programs. The minimum eligibility criteria for the World Bank Young Professionals Program is a Master's degree plus three years of relevant professional experience in one of the critical operations areas for the World Bank (or a Ph.D. with a relevant research study).

    On average, though, Masters' degree holders who successfully joined the WB Young Professionals Program had an average of five years of relevant professional experience, thus bringing solid technical expertise in a specific area. Therefore, the WBG Analyst Program can provide a good alternative to be able to compete over time for officer-level jobs.

    The development curriculum is very similar for both the WBG Analyst Program and the WBG Young Professionals Program. 

  7. We are looking for top talents, passionate about development, who: demonstrate learning agility and desire to learn and adapt, like to solve issues and collaborate across the organization to bring results with excellent analytical skills (including quantitative one), show research ability, have writing and presentation skills and, demonstrate an ability to get things done. 

  8. Yes, you can, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria. 

  9. We request that you consistently use the same first name/last name and email address throughout the process. You can also use your applicant ID as an identifier (we will provide the applicant ID). 

  10. When you apply, you will receive a confirmation email with an Applicant ID, keep this number in your records. Always keep a copy of your full application: CV, transcript of your highest diploma, statement of interest. 

  11. Through this program, the World Bank Group (WBG) is aiming to bring the fresh perspective of recently graduated candidates. With an aging pyramid of ages, we strive to create an inclusive work environment where all perspectives are welcomed. Note that the World Bank Group as an international organization does not follow U.S. labor laws. 

  12. Ensure that you include an email address that you are likely to keep for the next year or so.