Without an urgent and concerted global effort to build human capital, people are in danger of being excluded from future prosperity. The World Bank Group is committed to helping countries prioritize human capital in a sustained way.

The World Bank (French: Banque mondiale) is an international financial institution that provides loans to countries of the world for capital projects. It comprises two institutions:

  • The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), and
  • The International Development Association (IDA).

The World Bank is a component of the World Bank Group.

The bank is based in Washington, D.C. and provided around $61 billion in loans and assistance to “developing” and transition countries in the 2014 fiscal year

The World Bank’s stated goal is the reduction of poverty which its Articles of Agreement define as commitments to the promotion of foreign investment and international trade and to the facilitation of capital investment.

The World Bank’s (the IBRD and IDA’s) activities are focused on developing countries, in fields such as human development (e.g. education, health), agriculture and rural development (e.g. irrigation and rural services), environmental protection (e.g. pollution reduction, establishing and enforcing regulations), infrastructure (e.g. roads, urban regeneration, and electricity), large industrial construction projects, and governance (e.g. anti-corruption, legal institutions development).

The IBRD and IDA provide loans at preferential rates to member countries, as well as grants to the poorest countries. Loans or grants for specific projects are often linked to wider policy changes in the sector or the country’s economy as a whole. For example, a loan to improve coastal environmental management may be linked to development of new environmental institutions at national and local levels and the implementation of new regulations to limit pollution.

In this article Scholars and Individuals from developing countries are advice to hurry and apply for the WORLD BANK SHORT COURSES FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES 2018, which is one of the ways the WBG provide their to these developing countries.

What you need to know About World Bank Short Courses For Developing Countries:

The World Bank in its corporate/social responsibility award or co-sponsor some Scholarships which comes in form of Trains, programs or Scholarship to Developing Countries. This opportunities are most times Fully Funded. Here are List World Bank Short Courses for Developing Countries.


These list of scholarships are available for Short Courses in Any Field of Study

Host Nationality:

International Program

Eligible Nationality:

All Developing Countries of the 193 UN members and Kosovo that are WBG members participate at a minimum in the IBRD.

Below are the List of scholarships available 

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) – For Indigenes

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to women and men Japanese nationals who are mid-career professionals whose work is dedicated to the alleviation of poverty and enhanced shared prosperity in developing countries.  After earning their degree, Japanese national scholars are expected to advance their professional career with a keen focus on the alleviation of poverty and enhanced shared prosperity in developing countries.

Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship 2018-2019 Application Is Ongoing!

Application is currently ongoing for Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship for this year. World Scholarship Forum uses this medium to inform the citizens of different countries of the world that the application has commenced for the 2017-2018 Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP).

World Bank Group Analyst Program for Exceptionally Talented Young People 2018

The World Bank Group Analyst Program is a new and unique package by World Bank for exceptionally talented young people with a passion for international development to contribute to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems.

World Bank Young Professionals Program 2018

The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a starting point for an exciting career at the World Bank Group. It is a unique opportunity for younger talent who have both a passion for international development and the leadership potential to grow in fascinating top technical and managerial roles in the World Bank Group (WBG).

2018 World Bank Group’s Innovation in the prevention and response of gender – based violence

Entries are been accepted for the 2018 World Bank Group’s Innovation in the prevention and response of gender – based violence, Applicants whom are interested are welcome to send in their applications before the stated deadline.

World Bank Young Professionals Program 2019

This is a unique opportunity for younger talent who have both a passion for international development and the leadership potential to grow in fascinating top technical and managerial roles in the World Bank Group (WBG).


The program is designed for highly qualified and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to WBG technical/operations such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resources and others.

To be competitive for this highly selective program, candidates need to demonstrate a commitment to development, proven academic success, professional achievement, and leadership capability.

World Bank Africa Fellowship for African Graduates 2018

Fellows will spend a minimum of six months at the World Bank offices in Washington, D.C. or in field offices, getting hands-on experience in development work. This includes knowledge generation and dissemination, design of global and country policies, and the building of institutions to achieve inclusive growth in developing countries. While benefiting from research and innovation in multiple sectors, fellows will also work on research, economic policy, technical assistance, and lending operations that contribute to the World Bank goal of eliminating poverty and increasing shared prosperity.

World Bank Group/Wharton School Ideas for Action Competition 2018

The World Bank and the Wharton School are pleased to invited students for the World Bank Group/Wharton School Ideas for Action Competition 2018, only eligible applicants will be considered for this program.

 The finalists and winners will be selected by a panel of academics and experienced development professionals from public and private sector institutions. Winners of the competition get the opportunity to:

  • Present their ideas at an event during the Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group,
  • Receive support from a project incubator at the Wharton School, and
  • Benefit from unique networking opportunities with experts from international development, academia, and the private sector.

World Bank Private Public Partnership Essay Competition 2018

The World Bank wants to hear your ideas on how the private sector can help the public sector initiate better public infrastructure, and other public services in Tanzania. Enter the Private Public Partnership (PPP) Essay Competition, and you could win an attachment to the World Bank in Tanzania!

How to enter: The question we want you to answer—the topic of othe essay—is: “How can the private sector help deliver better public services in Tanzania?” follow the link to get the rest.

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