How to consult your way into the World Bank

Interested in consulting for the World Bank? Here are the basics.

Close to a quarter of the World Bank’s 16,000-strong workforce is comprised of consultants. Upcoming changes in the World Bank’s contracting protocol, which includes an emphasis on more open-ended rather than fixed-term contracts, has suggested that extended-term consultants will be able to renew contracts for more than two years in the future.

For now, though, an extended-term consultant is a full-time job with a one-year contract, while a short-term consultant can’t exceed 150 days of pay per year.

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    Kelli Rogers is a global development reporter for Devex. Based in Bangkok, she covers disaster and crisis response, innovation, women’s rights, and development trends throughout Asia. Prior to her current post, she covered leadership, careers, and the USAID implementer community from Washington, D.C. Previously, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.