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 an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, 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.