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Young Professionals Program (YPP)

Do you have passion and commitment to development of Africa? Outstanding academic and professional achievements? A commitment to engage in crucial issues in Africa’s development? Do you wish to make a difference, be part of something bigger than yourself and explore your leadership potential? If yes, you are the one we are looking for.

The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a three year leadership opportunity for the development of Bank’s future leaders. We attract highly qualified and motivated professionals from our member countries for a productive and rewarding career path in development. Through the YPP, the Bank ensures continuity and excellence in both the management of its work programs and the provision of policy advice to its regional member countries. 
We expect to offer this opportunity to 30 candidates for the 2018 cohort


Thank you for your interest in the African Development Bank’s 2018 Young Professionals Program. 
We attracted over 7000 applications and out of these, 30 applicants will be accepted into the program. The Bank is currently processing the applications against the program eligibility requirements. 
Assessments are planned for November and appointment of successful candidates completed by 31st December 2017, who will report in February 2018. 
Applicants should therefore expect feedback as we progress the applications.







Testimonials from Former YPs


The Program creates an environment for you to both learn and contribute to development business, including lending and non-lending operations... 
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If you are looking forward to a stirring development career particularly in Africa, the YP Program with the AfDB is certainly a profound choice...
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This Program is also strategic and intellectually rewarding when you can contribute to the definition of the Bank’s strategies and policies... 
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