World Bank in Croatia & Career Opportunities. The World Bank. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development established July 1944, Bretton Woods. Mission? To rebuild Europe and Japan after World War II. Where Does the Bank Work Today?.
These are the regions of the world where we work
Goal 1: Wipe out extreme poverty and hunger
Goal 2: Get all children a primary school education
Goal 3: Help women get equal rights and empower them.
Goal 4:Reduce death rate of young children
Goal 5:Improve the health of mothers
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases
Goal 7: Help countries protect their environments.
Goal 8: Promote a global partnership for development
Agriculture & Rural
Energy & Mining
Water & Sanitation
Loans and Grants to date
37 Croatian nationals are employed by the WBG
27 are based in Croatia
10 are based in Washington and work for various units (from East Asia and Africa Region to External Communications and IFC)
Applications are accepted December 1 - January 31 for the Summer Session/September 1 – October 31 for the Winter Session
Applications are accepted throughout the year
Applications are accepted from May 1 through June 30 annually – long and competitive selection process (candidates start in September of next year)
To apply and get more details please visit our website at:
The objective of the Scholarship and Fellowship Programs is to help create an international community of highly-trained professionals working in the field of economic and social development.
The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP)
11 Partnership Programs
The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program (RSM Fellowships)
61,319 applicants, 3,412 scholarships
source of funding: Government of Japan
individuals from WB member countries to undertake studies at universities renowned for their development research and teaching (except in their own country)
open to the universities all over the world
preference to fields of study related to Millennium Development Goals– economics, agriculture, women studies, child care etc.
maximum duration 2 years
yearly maximum grant amount US$ 35,000
11 Partnership Programs with universities around the world (e.g. Columbia, McGill, Yokohama, Tsukuba, Keio, Harvard, University of London)
from 5 to 15 students per program per year
a national of a World Bank member country eligible to borrow.
Applicants born after March 31, 1971.
Have, at least 2 years of recent full time professional experience acquired after a university degree, in developing country
Hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent.
Not be a permanent resident or a national of any industrialized country.
Not be residing in an industrialized country for more than one year.
Executive Directors, their alternates, staff of the World Bank Group, consultants, and relatives of the aforementioned are excluded from consideration.
South Asia: 11.96 %
The Middle East and North Africa: 2.78%
Europe and Central Asia (ECA): 2,19 % - smallest portion of applicants
62.5% of scholarship recipients studied in Europe
support to young researchers working in academic and research institutions from eligible countries preparing a doctoral thesis
grants cover residence costs for a 5 to 10 month period in a renowned university or research center
should be accepted or invited by a host institution
fellows are expected to advance their research work:
by using the facilities and resources provided by the host institution
by interacting with peers
The maximum amount of the grant is US$ 25,000.
lecturers and researchers from eligible countries working on their doctoral thesis
should be under 45
should have completed any course work or exams required for their doctoral program
research in economics, health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resource management, or other development related subject