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AfDB YPP: Products & Services

AfDB YPP: Products & Services

Do you want to be the next Young Professional of the African Development Bank? We can help you!

Working for the African Development Bank (AfDB) is a dream for many! Being an AfDB’s Young Professional combines a wide range of benefits with meaningful work that can help people around the world. Working for an international organization means developing a global career with a global reach, in a multicultural and pleasant environment; where you will be able to construct influential networks and receive encouragement to develop professionally.

Among the different ways of selecting staff, the Young Professionals Program (YPP) is known as the AfDB’s most important and prestigious selection process. The AfDB YPP is a highly competitive selection process. Every year, around 8.000 – 10.000 highly qualified young people from around the world apply for this program but only around 20-30 applicants are selected each year. Being selected for the AfDB YPP can change your life forever, but this is no easy task.

In pursuit of its mission, the OpenIGO network has developed support and guidance services, with the aim of highly increasing your chances of success in this competitive selection process.   These include an Application Review and a Mock Interview –  based on the African Development Bank YPP original model. For more information, access:

AfDB YPP – Products & Services

These are some of the testimonials we’ve had for our products:

In this article, we are going to present each of these services and you will understand why they are worth every cent!

African Development Bank (AfDB) YPP eBook

Among the different ways of selecting staff, the Young Professionals Program (YPP) is known as the AfDB’s most important and prestigious selection process. The AfDB YPP is a highly competitive selection process. Every year, more than 4,000 highly qualified young people from around the world apply for this program but only around 10-20 applicants are selected each year. Being selected for the AfDB YPP can change your life forever, but this is no easy task.

To help you with that, this brand-new ebook has been carefully prepared to help you achieve your goal and become an international civil servant with the African Development Bank.

This comprehensive eBook will help you land your dream job at the African Development Bank!

You will get acquainted with the AfDB YPP, learn how to apply for it, and get ahead of the competition by knowing all the main strategies and tips to get successful in this selection process.

In the AfDB YPP ebook, you will learn/understand:

  1. The African Development Bank
  2. AfDB’s YPP
  3. AfDB Jobs and Careers
  4. The International Financial Institutions’ (IFIs) Development Models
  5. The Foundations of New Institutionalism and New Public Management Applied to IFIs Policies
  6. Crafting the Ideal Resume/CV
  7. Writing an Effective Cover Letter
  8. Effective Reference Letters
  9. Preparing for the AfDB’s Online Tests
  10. The AfDB YPP Interview
  11. Getting Ready to Start Work
  12. Professionalism in the Workplace


Here are some reasons why it is worth investing in the AfDB YPP ebook:

  • AfDB is a complex institution and this manual was designed to break it down into easy-to-understand sections and chapters! Understanding the AfDB YPP has never been so easy! Our book will provide candidates with many important details on the selection process and give tips on how to succeed in it.
  • Our previous e-Books have been extremely well evaluated by those who bought them and this one was developed with the same level of professionalism and attention to detail as our previous ones.
  • It has more than 130 pages of extremely useful information – not only a combination of what can be found online, but also original and significant content developed by our qualified team of professors, human resource specialists and intergovernmental organization staff.
  • Buying our e-Book gives you a discount on the other AfDB-related products we offer on our online store such as the Application Review and Mock Interview.
  • For one entire month, you will have a direct channel to the authors of our manual to clear up any doubts you may have.
  • We guarantee your satisfaction!

Get the AfDB YPP eBook now!

AfDB YPP - Application Review

Generally, in the first round of the AfDB Young Professionals Program selection process, you must fill out an online application form and send documents (Curriculum Vitae/Resume, Cover Letter, etc.). These documents are decisive for your success in this competitive selection process! Therefore, it is of fundamental importance that they are carefully reviewed. This is exactly what our award-winning team will do for you.

Our professionals, specialized in the AfDB YPP, will carry out proofreading and a technical review of your CV, Cover Letter and essay (when required by the Bank), enormously increasing your chances of succeeding in the first screening round.

The review will be carried out in two stages:

Proofreading – highly qualified native English proofreaders will check your writing, formatting, correct errors and suggest improvements;

Technical review – a team formed of PhD professionals with vast experience at the African Development Bank will carry out a technical review of the documents that you submit to the AfDB YPP, offering feedback for improvement.

 Why is it worth buying an application review?

  • It is a service of extremely high quality and care. A professor, with extensive knowledge of the African Development Bank YPP,  carries out a technical review that, on average, takes 3.5 hours. In addition, a proofreader spends an additional hour checking your documents.
  • These documents are evaluated in all the different rounds of the AfDB YPP selection process. If you really want a strong application, it is essential that you prepare your documents with extreme care.
  • Our service is extremely well evaluated by those who have bought it.
  • Your satisfaction is guaranteed!

Would you like to know more about our application review service? Access:

Application Review

AfDB YPP - Mock Interview

The AfDB YPP selection cycle includes an interview phase, whose main aim is to find out more about the candidate, and analyze their knowledge, competences and experience.

Having a mock interview with a professional who has extensive experience and knowledge of the AfDB YPP interview model will help you be better prepared for this phase, greatly increasing your chances of being selected for the desired vacancy. 

AfDB YPP mock interviews are held via Skype (preferably), WhatsApp, Facetime or Hangouts, conducted by an interview specialist and last around 60 minutes.

If you have arrived at this point in the selection process, you cannot afford to miss the opportunity for additional qualification. The value invested is nothing compared to the energy you have invested up until now, and to the benefits you will obtain when you are approved!

Service details:

  • Mock Interview Length:  60 minutes
  • Mock Interview Language: English
  • Means of holding the mock interview: Skype (preferably), WhatsApp, Facetime or Hangouts
  • Re-scheduling: Is allowed up to 48 hours before the scheduled time.

Why is it worth buying our Mock Interview?

  • Our interviewers (including a professor with a PhD, who is a specialist in International Organizations) prepare a script as per the AfDB YPP model and also based on your application documents. Every interview is personalized and unique.
  • Practicing is key to succeeding in an Interview and if you have the opportunity to practice with professionals that can give you feedback on your performance it’s even better! At the end of your mock interview, you will receive thorough feedback and tips to improve aspects that deserve special attention.
  • All the experience is set to reproduce the interview in the same way that is carried out by the AfDB YPP recruiters.
  • The Mock Interview Services we offer on our website have been extremely well evaluated by those who bought it.

Would you like to know more about our mock interview service? Access:

Mock Interview

AfDB YPP - Package

In addition to being able to purchase each of the guiding services individually, you can also buy a preparatory package for the ADB YPP selection process. Below, we provide more information about the AfDB YPP Package:

AfDB YPP – Package

This package includes:

Application Review of the documents required by the AfDB YPP selection process (CV and Cover Letter)

Mock Interview for the AfDB YPP selection process.

It is our most comprehensive package – it was designed to those who want to qualify themselves for all the different rounds of the AfDB YPP selection process. Upon purchase, the total value saved is around US$30.00. Access:

AfDB YPP – Package

Service Review

We have MANY clients from all over the world. Our satisfaction rate is really high!  96% of our clients would recommend our products and services to those who are interested in a career at the UN System.

Take a look at the results of a survey we carried out with our clients in 2018:

How would you rate our application review service? 1 (Poor) to 5 (Excellent)

81% – Excellent (5)          13% – Good (4)                          6% – Average(3)

Would you recommend OpenIGO products and services to a friend applying for the UN System?

Yes – 96%                       No – 4%

How would you rate our mock interview? 1(poor) to 5 (Excellent)

87% – Excellent (5)           13% – Good (4)

We have received a wide range of testimonials about our services. We have provided some of these below:

“The World Bank YPP selection process is arduous, emotional and long! So, do yourself a service and invest in the wonderful services provided by OpenIGO. Their ebook is extremely informative and a very easy read. Using it, I was able to put forth a strong application and made it all the way through to the interview in this very competitive selection process. The book helps you to familiarise yourself with the WBG, and guides you to be able to write the strongest essay, CV and dissertation abstracts possible, given its chapters dedicated to them. Having made it so far with their help, I signed on to the mock interview service, and likewise, was not disappointed! Getting stuck on the first question the interviewers asked me helped me to realise that I had not focused enough on the basics, and with this knowledge, I prepped more efficiently for the final few days before and I passed! Thanks to OpenIGO. To all those who will embark on this journey, invest well!”

“Great service! The mock interview and book significantly improved my performance at the interview”

“Very happy I heard about OpenIGO during my application proces, even though it was only once I started preparing for the interview/assessment stage. I doubted at first because of the cost, but I’m extremely happy I made the investment, because both the ebook and mock interview proved very useful. The mock interview was with two people who took almost 1,5 hours AND they came prepared, which is much more than the 40 mins I expected. Thanks a lot!”

“The mock interview was really useful. Particularly John Tude gave many advice which really help me to be more confident”.

“Definitely worth it. As someone who went in without a clear idea of what would be expected, the ebook and mock interview were incredibly informative. I particularly appreciated the feedback at the end”.

“The application review service was essential for me to go on to the next rounds and be interviewed by the YPP team.  It’s true I was not selected this time, but OpenIGO really helped me reach where I did in this competitive selection. Thank you to the OpenIGO team.”

Our services are accredited and known in many regions of the globe! Take a look at the different countries that are part of our network and that have already purchased our services and products.


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More Information on the AfDB YPP

We have created the most comprehensive website on the African Development Bank YPP.

A wide range of information is available on this website. The first step for anyone who would like to apply is having a solid knowledge of the program’s characteristics.

Candidates need to know about the different selection process phases; be sure that they meet the minimum application requirements; as well as the features of the assignment which will be offered to them. Access this information here:

AfDB Young Professionals

OpenIGO hopes that this website will be of great assistance during the AfDB YPP selection process and that you will soon become an international civil servant who is committed to a better world for everyone.

Find out more about other products and services:

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