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World Bank Group-Africa Education Fellowship Programme 2022


The World Bank Group (WBG) Education Global Practice and the Africa Chief Economist Office are inviting master's degree holders, Ph.D. candidates, and recently graduated Ph.D.s candidates from Sub-Saharan Africa to apply for the 2022 WBG-Africa Education Fellowship Programme. Applications from women, especially those interested in Education Technology, are highly encouraged.

The programme aims to build a strong pipeline of young African talent interested in building careers in development, working with international institutions, governments, think tanks, the private sector and academia to improve education in developing countries, and to reduce poverty in the region.

Fellows will work within the Education sector, focusing on research, economic policy, technical assistance, and/or lending operations that contribute to the WBG goal of eliminating poverty and increasing shared prosperity.


The WBG-Africa Education Fellowship Programme targets:

  • Young, talented Sub-Saharan Africa nationals;

  • Master’s degree holders with three to four years of relevant experience;

  • Final year Ph.D. candidates or recent graduates (within three years of Ph.D. completion) in an area relevant to the World Bank’s work in the Education sector;

  • Have good proficiency in English;

  • Possess strong quantitative and analytical skills;

  • Be under the age of 32 by 28 February 2022;

  • Young African women are encouraged to apply, especially those interested in Education Technology.


  • Special Education;

  • Early Childhood Education;

  • Secondary Education (general and TVET);

  • Tertiary education;

  • Education Technology;

  • Education Management;

  • Curriculum and Instructional Design;

  • Evaluation;

  • Education Economics;

  • Other related fields i.e. Economics, Public Policy, Human Development or Social sector, STEM and other related areas.


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