Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank consists of two entities – the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). It is a global development cooperative owned by 189 member countries. As the largest development bank in the world, the World Bank provides loans, guarantees, risk management products, and advisory services to middle-income and creditworthy low-income countries, and coordinates responses to regional and global challenges.
The World Bank Group serves 23 client countries in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region, with a total population of about 2 billion people and a GNI per capita of about $3,862 (in constant 2010 US$). Our clients span the lower- to upper-middle-income range and include fragile states along with a number of small island economies in the Pacific.
We have made the fastest progress in growth and poverty reduction of any region around the world over the last quarter century. Over the period, a succession of countries in the region has progressed from low-income to middle-income and even to high-income status. More than 90 percent of the region’s population now live in 10 countries, many of which can realistically aspire to high-income status in the next generation or two! This dramatic transformation has helped move hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and into economic security. This rapid transformation, coupled with slowing growth in global trade, rapid technological change, rapid urbanization and accompanying congestion, climate change, and demographic aging, are creating new sets of challenges for development policy, however. Countries in the region need to continue longstanding reforms as well as address emerging priorities if they are to continue to grow, reduce poverty, and promote economic security, and do so in a sustainable way!
Job duties and responsibilities
The Junior Research Economist will be part of the EAPCE team, working with other colleagues will carry out research and data analysis to support the preparation of the Office’s various analytical outputs and to fulfill the Office’s quality assurance role.