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  • Washington, DC
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1945
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Banking & Lending
  • $5 to $10 billion (USD)

CompetitorsBill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The People's Republic of China, UNDP
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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.

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The World Bank Reviews

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Jan 22, 2023 - Business Analyst Consultant in Washington, DC
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Teamwork, Support Latitude to offer recommendations Variety of projects Encouragement to take leadership roles


Availability of leaders may not be timely

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Take on former experienced personnel, perhaps on a part time basis, to offer expertise and continuity.
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Diversity & Inclusion at The World Bank

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Diversity Programs & Initiatives

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 and our workplace. We are committed to a workplace where everyone is valued, where differences are respected and celebrated, and where opportunity and equitable treatment is afforded to all.

Ensuring diversity is integrated into our daily work means creating a culture and practices that recognize, value and harness what makes every individual unique in the broader sense, by acknowledging an

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The World Bank Interviews

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Applied online60%
Employee Referral17%
Campus Recruiting8%

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    I applied online. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC)


    Straightforward interview process. Application submitted through the WB Job Portal and received an invitation for the interview the following month. A few months later I was given the final response.

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Company Updates

January 14, 2022
The World Bank Internship Program is now accepting applications through January 31, 2022 for its Summer intake (May - September). A paid internship at the World Bank is an opportunity to contribute to the World Bank’s work and mission, while gaining practical work experience. Internships are available in both development operations and other business units (such as Human Resources, Communications, Accounting, etc.), for a duration of 1-4 months .
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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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The World Bank Awards & Accolades

  • National Top 50 Green CompaniesGreen Power Partnership2012
  • National Top 50 Green CompaniesGreen Power Partnership2010

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Overall, 83% of employees would recommend working at The World Bank to a friend. This is based on 1,646 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

70% of job seekers rate their interview experience at The World Bank as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 3 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at The World Bank.

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