The World Bank Group Analyst Program


The 2016 application process will be open from March 16, 2016 to April 5, 2016.

You may apply and be considered for up to two of the specialty areas listed below. To apply, click on the relevant link; you will be prompted to log into the Member Center or create a new account.

Please fill in all fields, answer the screening questions, attach your resume or CV and submit your Statement of Interest (no more than 700 words). Read more about our specific WBG Analyst instructions and details about the Selection cycle.

Following the screening of applications against the eligibility criteria, a select number of candidates will be contacted in April to take an online analytical reasoning and behavioral assessment. Other candidates will receive an email to inform them that they have not been selected. The results of this assessment will determine further participation in the recruitment program.

Based on the business needs in a specific recruitment stream, a select number of candidates will be approached for further interviewing/testing between May and December 31, 2016. Offers will be made during that period. Selected candidates will enter the World Bank Group between May 2016 and February 2017 and will start their development curriculum in February 2017. To learn more, read our  FAQs and attend the forthcoming Live Chat (on March 17, 2016, 9:30 to 11:30 am, EST).

Specialty Areas

Please click on the link(s) to apply to each specialty area (apply to no more than two areas). More information on the units of the World Bank can be found here.


You will focus on areas ranging from assisting in the formulation of policy and strategic advice to supporting the identification, preparation, appraisal and supervision of development projects. Operational units include the 14 Global Practices and 4 Cross-Cutting Solutions Areas, which are responsible for defining strategic direction, developing and deploying expertise globally and capturing and leveraging knowledge effectively.

Global Practices – Agriculture; Education; Energy and Extractives; Environment and Natural Resources; Finance and Markets; Governance; Health, Nutrition and Population; Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management; Poverty; Social Protection and Labor; Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience; Trade and Competitiveness; Transport and ICT; and Water.

Cross-Cutting Solution Areas – Climate Change; Fragility, Conflict and Violence; Gender; Jobs; and Public-Private Partnerships. A Master’s degree is required to apply. Apply now>>


You will contribute to the financial sustainability and management of the World Bank Group in areas such as treasury, risk management, and financial management. Your focus may include financial analysis, financial modeling, and/or quantitative analysis. Bachelors’ and Masters’ holders will be considered. Apply now>>


You will support the World Bank Group’s vast information technology services, ranging from identifying business needs and providing innovative recommendations for technology solutions, analyzing the performance of installed technologies and proposing and implementing required changes, and conducting cost/benefits analysis on IT projects. Specific jobs considered include Business Systems Analyst; Information Analyst; Legal Information Security Analyst; Business Analysis IT Analyst; Business Solutions IT Analyst; Security, Risk and Compliance IT Analyst. Bachelors’ and Masters’ holders will be considered. Apply now>>

To be considered for Investment Analyst opportunities at the International Finance Corporation, please visit the IFC Careers website.

To be competitive for this highly selective program, you need to demonstrate a commitment to development, analytical thinking, proven academic success, and leadership potential. We value diversity in our workplace, and encourage all qualified individuals, with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply. Positions may be based in Washington, DC or in a regional office.



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