The World Bank Overview

  • Washington, DC
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1945
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Lending
  • $5 to $10 billion (USD)
Mission: Our mission is two-fold. We aim to end extreme poverty by reducing the share of the global population that lives in extreme poverty to 3 percent by 2030. Secondly, we seek to promote shared prosperity by increasing the incomes of the poorest 40 percent of people in every country.

Company Updates

October 19, 2021
The World Bank’s Western and Central Africa region is looking for dedicated professionals, passionate about international development to join our innovative and diverse staff. These positions will be based in our country offices in Western and Central Africa. In Western and Central Africa, the World Bank is a leading partner with a growing portfolio of 387 projects totaling more than $44.1 billion. We work in various sectors, including agriculture, trade, transport, energy, education, health, water, and many more. We also work on tackling some of the major global challenges of our time, including climate change and global pandemics. Are you ready to make an impact? Are you a development expert who is seeking new career challenges?
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Join The Mission - World Bank Recruitment Drive for Africa
June 21, 2021
We’re hiring for various roles at the World Bank, IFC and MIGA through the Young Professionals Program (WBG YPP). If you are 32 or younger, with graduate-level education, leadership potential & language skills, we invite you to apply. Applications close July 15, 2021.
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Young Professionals Program (WBG YPP)

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Jul 27, 2021 - Young Professionals Program in Washington, DC
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- Great salary for young professionals in the development sector -Possibility to rotate between teams and organizations (from WB to IFC, for example) -YPP is highly regarded within and outside the


- Growth path within the WB not so clear as before - The program (and the Bank) may feel slow and bureaucratic for young people who are used to lead projects and have more responsibilities in their

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Clearer recruitment criteria for external candidates without previous knowledge of the Bank.
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Diversity & Inclusion at The World Bank

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World Bank Group Statement of Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

As a global organization that has embraced the twin goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity, we are committed to fostering and strengthening diversity and inclusion in both our work

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The World Bank Interviews

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The World Bank Awards & Accolades

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What is paid time off like at The World Bank?

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