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WBG YPP: Why Diversity and inclusion are important for the World Bank Group

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WBG YPP: Why Diversity and inclusion are important for the World Bank Group

June 21, 2021

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The World Bank Group (WBG) is the world’s largest multilateral development agency. Whilst the WBG is technically an agency of the UN system, it is truly independent and has different sources of funding. The WBG is committed to promoting and furthering diversity and inclusion in its activities and in the workforce.

In this article, we will show the main reasons why the WBG is concerned about diversity and inclusion – important information if you want to start a career as a Young Professional (YP) at such an impactful IGO!

In pursuit of its mission, the OpenIGO network has prepared a comprehensive eBook and support and guidance services with the aim of highly increasing your chances of success in this competitive process.

Our comprehensive eBook will introduce you to the complex world of the World Bank Group and its approach towards international development, as well as will teach you how to prepare each of the documents required in detail, and will also get you ready for the interview and assessment center. This eBook was written and revised by a team of professors, human resources specialists, and former young professionals with a great deal of diligence.

In addition, we have developed support and guidance services. These services include revising your WBG YPP application documents (essay, curriculum vitae, and thesis/dissertation short summaries) and a mock interview as per the World Bank YPP model.

Having a mock interview with a professional who has extensive experience and knowledge of the World Bank YPP interview model will help you be better prepared for this phase, greatly increasing your chances of being selected for the desired vacancy.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR WBG YPP PRODUCTS & SERVICES?

World Bank Group YPP – Products & Services

Would like to know more about World Bank career opportunities? Then check our WBG Jobs overview right now:

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Want to discover how to write the perfect essay for the WBG YPP? Then check out our article on the topic!

 

Diversity enables acknowledging and respecting differences

By having diversity as a core value of the institution, the WBG integrates, into the daily work of all its branches, cultures and practices that grant, value and mobilizes what makes everyone unique.

Acknowledging and respecting all the differences such as nationality, gender and gender identity, race, religion, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, and educational background is a fuel to this objective, making the WBG a place where all staff feels valued as employees of the Group.

The World Bank Group Commitments on Disability-Inclusive Development

The WBG has a series of commitments that are aimed at a disability-inclusive development. These are:

  • Inclusive Education
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Data Disaggregation
  • Women and Girls with Disabilities
  • People with Disabilities in Humanitarian Contexts
  • Transport
  • Private Sector
  • Social Protection
  • Staffing
  • Disability Inclusion and Accountability Framework

It’s important to remember that WGB is comprised of five institutions. They are:

  • The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD): The IBRD offers loans to governments of middle-income and creditworthy developing countries.
  • The International Development Association (IDA): The IDA provides concessional loans and grants to governments of the poorest developing countries. It should be noted IBRD and IDA together are referred at the World Bank.
  • The International Finance Corporation (IFC): The IFC is the world’s largest development institution focused entirely on the private sector.
  • The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA): MIGA’s aim is to promote foreign direct investment into developing countries in order to foster economic growth and improve the quality of life.
  • The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID): The ICSID supplies international facilities for conciliation and arbitration of disputes between international investors and States.

Hence, all these 5 branches of the WBG are pervaded with the diversity and inclusion themes, making sure the WBG as a whole is commited to these values.

Would like to know more about World Bank internship opportunities? Then check our WB Internships overview:

World Bank Internships Overview

World Bank Group Statement of Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The WBG has issued a statement of commitment to the causes of diversity and inclusion, to clarify the institution’s approach to both topics and the way these themes are absorbed into the WBG’s activities:

The WBG declares its commitment to fostering and strengthening diversity and inclusion in both its work and its workplace. It also states that a workplace where everyone is valued with no discrimination, where differences are respected, and where opportunity and equitable treatment is afforded to everybody is one of its tenets as an institution.

OpenIGO values both diversity and inclusion, making sure it reaches people of all backgrounds in its mission to democratize knowledge about international careers. As the WBG, we think diversity and inclusion are crucial elements of the international system as a whole and we aim to promote it.

In pursuit of its mission, the OpenIGO network has prepared a comprehensive eBook and support and guidance services with the aim of highly increasing your chances of success in this competitive process.

Our comprehensive eBook will introduce you to the complex world of the World Bank Group and its approach towards international development, as well as will teach you how to prepare each of the documents required in detail, and will also get you ready for the interview and assessment center. This eBook was written and revised by a team of professors, human resources specialists, and former young professionals with a great deal of diligence.

In addition, we have developed support and guidance services. These services include revising your WBG YPP application documents (essay, curriculum vitae, and thesis/dissertation short summaries) and a mock interview as per the World Bank YPP model.

Having a mock interview with a professional who has extensive experience and knowledge of the World Bank YPP interview model will help you be better prepared for this phase, greatly increasing your chances of being selected for the desired vacancy.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR WBG YPP PRODUCTS & SERVICES?

World Bank Group YPP – Products & Services


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