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JJ/WBGSP Community!

With its 3, 586 awardees and alumni from more than 150 countries, the JJ/WBGSP has become the largest multilateral graduate degree program within the United Nations institutions. Some alumni hold high policy making decision positions in their countries, including ministerial ones. Others utilized their acquired knowledge and skills in another developing country while some work for multilateral development organizations after serving their countries. JJ/WBGSP Alumni

Since 1987, JJ/WBGSP scholars studied in more than 400 universities around the world.

Welcome to the JJ/WBGSP Community! You will have an opportunity to be in touch with other alumni, to promote the exchange of knowledge and experience among JJ/WBGSP alumni, scholars, and potential Program applicants.

Members of JJ/WBGSP Community have an opportunity

  • to participate in the on-line discussions
  • to facilitate the international exchange of information on the current theory, research, development, and practice
  • to enhance knowledge and professional skills through interaction with colleagues around the world
  • to learn about colleagues' researches
  • to participate in Scaling-Up Program
  • to get a valuable source of information through Development Updates
  • to access to the World Bank on-line library
  • to gain professional recognition by exchanging experience, ideas, opinions, research results and providing support to the junior colleagues.

I. JJ/WBGSP has also created a Discussion Forum. Its purpose is to stimulate the growth of ideas, knowledge sharing, and practical solutions which can contribute towards the improvement of the projects' work and benefit the capacity building in the developing countries.

The JJ/WBGSP Discussion Forum is the way for experts from different countries

  • to acknowledge each other,
  • to initiate communication on the professional issues and to exchange ideas,
  • to promote partnerships, and
  • to invite each other for regional events to discuss problems of the global challenge and importance.

The Discussion Forum is an interactive space where you can initiate a debate on the current and emerging development topics and issues, explore opportunities of knowledge sharing, share ideas and experience with JJ/WBGSP scholars and alumni as well as highly qualified mid-career professionals around the world, volunteer to be an advisor or request assistance from your colleagues from other regions on development-related issues.

II. In recognition of the achievements of the JJ/WBGSP former scholars and their contribution to the capacity building of the developing countries, the program decided to publish alumni profiles.

The objectives are

  • to promote understanding of the Program
  • to interact constructively with the alumni and scholars
  • to create an alumni and scholars community and to let members be better informed about each other, by drawing attention to their contributions to the development process in their countries, and
  • to provide an opportunity for people interested in learning about the Program in-depth by getting information from the former scholars

By posting alumni CVs and abstracts of their Master thesison the JJ/WBGSP website, the Program is making them available thereby to companies, corporations and organizations working in developing countries that need well-qualified mid-career professionals.

Dear JJ/WBGSP alumni! You are welcome to present your CV, your credentials, and your story to the Program community and other interested people.

If you are interested in having your CV published on the JJ/WBGSP website, please submit it to can submit one page of information (up to 2000 characters, including spaces), along with your photo, if available.

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Attention! When preparing your CV for submission, please use Template and Recommendations for Curriculum Vitae for JJ/WBGSP Scholars and Alumni. For details please look through the JJ/WBGSP alumni CVsthat have been published on the scholarships website.

If you are interested in having the story, describing the role of the project/ work you are involved in the capacity building of the developing country and/or fighting poverty in the world, published on the JJ/WBGSP website, please submit it to

You can submit one page of information (up to 2000 characters, including spaces), along with your photo, if available.

III. The JJWBGSP has established seven Regional Alumni Coordinators (RACs)in the World Bank Group regions to

  • create a network of policy makers in the developing world;
  • disseminate program information, publications and application forms, and
  • arrange regional meeting, seminars, and intellectual activities.

You are encouraged to communicate with your regional alumnus and coordinate with him/her.

IV. We are also hoping that you will send us your most recent contact information, address, tel. number, fax number, and e-mail address.

Contact information:

The World Bank
Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
1818 H Street, NW - MSN J4-402
Washington, DC 20433
Tel.:+1 (202) 473-6849:
Fax:+1 (202) 522-4036

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