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  • Washington, DC
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1945
  • Non-profit Organisation
  • Lending
  • $5 to $10 billion (USD)

CompetitorsBill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The People's Republic of China
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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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"Great colleagues, great organisation"

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Intellectually stimulating and challenging, ability to see impacts of the job on the ground


Bureaucracy, hierarchical, fewer international career options for national staff
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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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    I want to discourage every serious person from ever applying to this program. They do a lot to get people to apply just so they can brag about the large swath of applicants they have and they very small acceptability rate. In truth, they have absolutely no respect for applicants. It's a wild, disgraceful process for an institution like this. Interestingly, it has completely dissuaded me from working there. I keep thinking if the hiring process can be so disjointed, inefficient, and sorry but borderline crazy, I don't think I want to be part of such a useless behemoth. Let me give you a preview: we applied in June 2020. It was a little tedious but not the worst thing in the world. A bunch of essays and such that you take your time to craft because you believe in the mission and want to be part of the change. And then nothing. Around July (2020) or thereabout, they asked for letters of recommendation and some other documents. And you scramble to get these letters because they give you such a short period of time and then nothing. NOTHING. SILENCE. For ten good months, NOTHING from these people. No updates, nothing. You email and email. People wait and wait. Nothing. This is a process that lacks transparency. They treat their applicants so poorly, it's disgraceful. The wildest part of this ridiculous process is despite everything, you could wait all year, get an interview, get a panel interview, pass, and then never get a position. Please, please pease, don't ever apply to this nonsense. If you do, don't put all your resources and energy into this. It is not worth your time at all. Throughout all this process, not a single update, no response to emails. Even though there is literally an entire team devoted to YPP. Lol. Like that's literally their day's job and they are botching it so badly. There is so much more I don't remember and I hope others come here to echo this.

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Company Updates

25 March 2021
Applications are now open for the World Bank's Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program. This is a paid fellowship that provides opportunities for young aspiring development economics researchers to participate in policy-relevant research, alongside our teams of senior economists. The application submission deadline is April 30.
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Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program
2 March 2021
The World Bank Group has launched a recruitment drive to hire more African American talent in our DC office. Help us spread the word about these exciting opportunities in IT.
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The World Bank Group Recruitment Drive for African Americans in IT, Washington, D.C Offices

The World Bank Awards & Accolades

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

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What is health insurance like at The World Bank?

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