21:03World Bank Scholars
As the World Bank intensifies its focus on building the capacity of countries to make well-informed decisions and carry out effective socioeconomic reforms, the JJ/WBGSP is an invaluable resource for building skills and imparting competencies that are necessary to prosper in the highly interconnected and competitive global economy.
Training human resources for the developing world is a major contribution to the sustainable economic development of these countries and the key element for success in the fight against poverty.
3, 586 scholarships were awarded to professionals in over 150 host universities in 32 countries during the past decade and a half, including 116 in 2005. Over 300 scholars are currently receiving financial support.