Tips on how to work with the World Bank Group

The World Bank Group project cycle takes years, getting involved in the proces requires a lot of patience; below a number of helpful tips:

  • Build a large network including all relevant stakeholders; local government project authority, (local) World Bank staff and offices, local business, and the Dutch embassies.
  • Follow projects and follow-up with (local) World Bank Staff on a regular basis.
  • Be patient and approach from a problem solving perspective within the country of execution.
  • If possible create a consortium with a local company in country of execution.
  • Maintain regular contact with local and federal government agencies discussing future projects.
  • Visit the World Bank Group HQ in Washington, D.C. with concrete deliverables and examples of executed projects.
  • When in Washington, D.C. be sure to be up to date on the recent developments concerning procurement, structure and general news.
  • Is something unclear? Don’t assume. Ask.

 

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