World Bank Early Years Fellowship United States


The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. The World Bank Group’s Early Learning Partnership (ELP) is launching the Africa Early Years Fellowship to recruit a cadre of young African professionals to support governments and World Bank teams to scale up investments in the early years. This new initiative is complementary to the WBG Africa Fellowship Program. The Africa Early Years Fellowship will recruit promising young professional who will work in their home countries to build capacity in countries to ensure Africa’s children reach their full potential.


Name of Primary Programme
World Bank Early Years Fellowship
Programme Start Date
Telephone Number
+1 202 473 1000
Programme Type
Leadership Development Programme
Numbers of programme participants annually
25 - 250
Telephone Number - alternate
+1 202 473 1000
Programme Funders
Government, Philanthropic
Region from which participants are selected
Northern Africa, West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, South West Africa, South East Africa, Southern Africa
Organisation website
Government funding
World Bank Group
Region of programme delivery
Pan Africa and Global, North America
Country of operation
United States
Philanthropic funders
Multi-donor Trust Fund
Are programmes continuing?
Organisation Name
World Bank

Leadership organisation location

1818 H St NW, Washington, DC 20433, USA
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About AFLI



The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.