Young Professionals Program

For more than 50 years, the World Bank's Young Professionals Program has been the preeminent program preparing global development leaders. The program is designed for highly qualified and motivated people who are skilled in areas relevant to the World Bank's operations, such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, and natural resource management. In order to be competitive for this highly selective program, candidates need to demonstrate a commitment to development, proven academic success, professional achievement, and leadership capability.


Youth to Youth Community

Youth to Youth Community (YTY) is a network of young World Bank Group employees aiming to channel fresh ideas and perspectives into Bank Group operations and to engage, inspire, and empower youth in development. The group was formed as a response to growing recognition of the critical role that youth play in development, both as a target group and as a partner. Y2Y was launched in February 2004 with a mission to bring fresh ideas from young Bank staff to the forefront and to increase and improve the investments affecting young people.

The Community serves as a mechanism to:

• Channel the ideas of internal young staff into the Bank

• Channel the ideas of external young people into the Bank

• Build partnerships between these two groups

The Community also provides a professional and social network for young professionals interested in development, as well as a place to enhance learning opportunities.


Zoellick, Robert B.

(See Presidents of the World Bank Group.)