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World Bank Group YPP – Preparation

World Bank Group Young Professionals Program 2022-2023 (WB, IFC & MIGA): Get ready for it!

Do you dream about working for the World Bank Group? The World Bank Group Young Professionals Program (better known as the World Bank Group YPP or WBG YPP) is the organization’s most prestigious selection process. In order to be successful in the World Bank Group YPP, it is essential to meet the program’s minimum requirements and be aware of the assignment features. But that’s not all: it’s also very important that you are properly prepared for all stages of the selection process. Keep reading to see how you can do that!

From August 15 to September 30, applications will reopen for IFC & MIGA profiles only. In this article, you will discover the best resources to succeed in the IFC/MIGA Track!

The WBG YPP accepts applications on behalf of three institutions: the World Bank (composed of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Development Association), IFC, and MIGA.

The program aims to recruit and develop future leaders to collaborate effectively across these institutions. Some of the minimum criteria for the program are: being fluent in English; holding a Master’s (MSc), Doctorate (PhD), MA or MBA degree, and having relevant work experience.

To make sure you have all the tools to succeed at this competitive selection process, we have developed a comprehensive practical eBook guide to the WBG YPP and support and guidance services. These services include WBG YPP specialists revising your application documents (essay, CV, and thesis/dissertation summaries) and a uniquely customized mock interview, using the same model as the WBG YPP.

We have already helped dozens of candidates become WBG Professionals. What are you waiting to join these young professionals?

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World Bank Group YPP eBook

We have just released a new edition of the WBG YPP eBook! Get our guide filled with practical tips now and get closer to becoming the next WBG Young Professional!

Get prepared with the New Edition of our comprehensive eBook: “The World Bank Group YPP: The Essential Guide”. Our e-book has been thoroughly updated with crucial information and tips for the 2022-2023 edition of the WBG YPP. Useful practical guidance not only for IBRD/IDA (World Bank) candidates, but also for candidates applying for the IFC/MIGA Track.

Our comprehensive eBook will introduce you to the complex world of the World Bank Group and its approach toward international development; it will teach you how to prepare each of the documents required in detail, and will also get you ready for the interview and assessment center.

It does not matter whether you intend to apply this year or in five years’ time, it will enable you to strategically develop your career and equip you for each of the World Bank Group YPP selection phases.

This eBook was written and revised by a team of professors, human resources specialists and intergovernmental organization staff with a great deal of diligence.

When purchasing the eBook, you are also acquiring 30 days of support to clarify any queries about its content through an exclusive channel available on the OpenIGO Store “My Account” page.

Why is it worth buying the World Bank Group YPP: the Essential Guide ebook?

  • You will have access to 8 successful essays from past candidates and a brand new essay answering this year’s essay question made by a specialist in the WBG YPP selection process.
  • The ebook was under development for one year by an extremely qualified team of professors, human resource specialists and intergovernmental organization staff for a small and distinct group of readers.
  • It was extremely well evaluated by those who bought it.
  • It will provide all the details for you to qualify for the most important World Bank selection process.
  • It has more than 200 pages, with content of extremely high quality.
  • We will put you in direct contact with the authors who wrote the manual for one month, in order to clear up any doubts.
  • Your satisfaction is guaranteed!

Download a FREE sample now and you can already start enjoying the best preparation for the WBG YPP:


WBG YPP Application Review

Applying for the IFC/MIGA Track?

Our Application Review Service Will Increase Your Chances in the First Round of the WBG YPP 2022-2023!

In the first round the of World Bank Group YPP, you must fill out an online application form and send documents (Curriculum Vitae; Short summaries of your doctorate dissertation and/or Master’s thesis; Application essay). These documents will be analyzed not only in the first round, but in all of the others, and are decisive for your success in this competitive selection process.

These documents must correctly show that you have the technical knowledge and skills desired by the Bank; they should be well structured and contain no grammar, spelling or punctuation mistakes.

Therefore, it is of fundamental importance that your documents are carefully reviewed. This is exactly what our award-winning team will do for you.

At OpenIGO, we have analyzed documents from hundreds of WBG YPP candidates and we know precisely what is required for your application to stand out from the thousands received by the WBG YPP team every year. Also, you will be in great hands: our experts are specialists in the WBG YPP selection process.

It is important to highlight that this service is confidential and your files will be deleted from our systems when the service has been completed.

A review of your documents will be carried out in two stages:

  1. Proofreading – highly qualified native English proofreaders will check your writing, formatting, correct errors and suggest improvements;
  2. Technical review – our specialists in the WBG YPP selection process will carry out a technical review of the documents that you will submit to the World Bank Group, offering detailed feedback for real improvement. Not only the fit of your documents with the World Bank YPP policies and strategies will be evaluated, but also every aspect that can be the difference between success and failure will be thoroughly analyzed by our experts.

Why is it worth buying our application review?

  • It is a service of extremely high quality and care. A specialist with extensive knowledge of the World Bank Group YPP selection process carries out a very detailed technical review. In addition, a proofreader will be checking your documents to guarantee no grammar, spelling or punctuation mistakes.
  • These documents are evaluated in all the different rounds of the WBG YPP selection process. If you really want a strong application, it is essential that your documents get reviewed.
  • Our service is extremely well evaluated by many successful young professionals who have bought it.
  • Satisfaction is guaranteed or your money back!


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WBG YPP Packages

Discover why our Packages are the best option for you and begin your preparation today!

In addition to being able to purchase the ebook or each of our services individually, you can also buy different preparatory packages for the World Bank YPP in order to save even more money!

OpenIGO offers 4 packages: WBG YPP Full Package, WBG YPP Initial Package, WBG YPP Interview Package and the WBG Essential Package. See below a comparison between the content of each package:

Full PackageInitial PackageEssential PackageInterview Package
1) WBG YPP - The Essential Guide 
2) Application Review
3) Mock Interview
1) WBG YPP - The Essential Guide
2) Application Review
1) Application Review
2) Mock Interview
1) WBG YPP - The Essential Guide
2) Mock Interview
Price: $344.80Price: $196.14Price: $297.33Price: $196.14
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World Bank Group YPP – Full Package

This package includes “The WBG (YPP): The Essential Guide” ebook plus the application review (CV, Essay and Abstract Review) and the mock interview. It is our most comprehensive package. On purchase, the total value saved is more than USD 30.00!

This package is aimed at those who want to prepare for all the different rounds of the selection process. Besides our eBook and our Application Review, our uniquely customized mock interview will really help you prepare for the World Bank Group YPP interview and also for several others that follow the same format.

World Bank Group YPP – Initial Package

This package includes “The World Bank Group Young Professionals Program (YPP): The Essential Guide” eBook plus the application review service.

This package is aimed at all candidates who would like to significantly enhance their application in the first round. The eBook plus Application Review combination has been the difference between success and failure for many candidates in the previous editions of the selection process.

Don’t forget that your application documents will be evaluated throughout the whole process! 

World Bank YPP Interview Package

This package includes “The World Bank Group Young Professionals Program (YPP): The Essential Guide” eBook plus a mock interview.

This package is aimed at those who have moved on to the interview and Assessment Center stage of the WBG YPP.

If you have already purchased the ebook and would like to acquire the Mock Interview, you don’t need to buy this package! Get only the mock interview by clicking here. However, if you have not purchased the eBook, we strongly recommend that you buy this package, instead of only buying the Mock Interview, since reading the eBook will help you perform better both in the mock and in the real interview.

If you have reached this stage of this competitive selection process, this investment is essential and is very small, compared with the benefits it provides.

87 % of those who purchased our mock interview service evaluated it with the highest grade possible (5/5) and 100% of them would recommend our services to their friends. 

WBG YPP – Essential Package

If you already have the ebook, this package is the best option to increase your chances of success in the first and second rounds of the WBG YPP 2022-2023! In addition, it’s the perfect opportunity to save some money by acquiring the Application Review + the Mock Interview with a very special discount!

WBG YPP Hirevue Recorded Interview Preparation

The first stage of the WBG YPP interviews is the daunting Recorded Interview (also known as the Digital Interview), where candidates need to answer 4 questions in 18 minutes. Your answers will be automatically recorded by the HireVue program and will be sent to the Bank’s recruiters. This step is a very decisive one since the Bank’s recruiters will decide through it which candidates continue for the next phase of the process.

We care about each of our customers and make our best efforts to help them succeed in their challenges. We don’t want your dreams to halt because of unfortunate circumstances such as:

  • Many candidates fail for lack of confidence and poor articulation of ideas.
  • Several people don’t have a professional posture during interviews.
  • Being nervous is a common problem during interviews.
  • Technical questions can be a real challenge!
  • Without the appropriate feedback, you can’t correct mistakes that you don’t even realize you’re making!

But don’t worry! OpenIGO is here to help you in this phase of the interview stage! We have just released a brand-new product: the WBG YPP Recorded Interview Preparation!

With this, you will:

  • Receive 6 questions from our team, based on WBG YPP questions from recent years, to practice your digital recorded interview;
  • Get crucial feedback on your performance from our experts on the WBG YPP selection process;
  • Get the chance to correct mistakes that you don’t even realize you’re making!

Are you ready to get the preparation you need to succeed in this decisive step of your career?



WBG YPP Mock Interview Services

The World Bank Group Young Professional Program (YPP) selection cycle includes an interview and assessment center phase, whose main aim is to find out more about the candidate, and analyze their knowledge, competences and experience.

It is widely understood and disseminated by the World Bank that the WBG YPP interview model is the behavioral event interview (BEI) but, in fact, it is mixed, combining this model with others: the traditional interview and the brain teaser interview (or puzzle interview).

Having a mock interview with a professional who has extensive experience and knowledge of the World Bank Group YPP interview and Assessment Center model will help you be better prepared for this phase, greatly increasing your chances of being selected for the desired vacancy. The WBG YPP mock interviews are held via Skype (preferably), WhatsApp, Facetime or Hangouts, conducted by an interview specialist and last around 60-80 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 with the benefits you will obtain when you are approved!

Why is it worth buying the mock interview?

  • On average, the interviewer (a professor with a PhD who is a specialist in the WBG YPP) spends approximately two hours reading all your documents and preparing a script to be used in your interview, plus around one hour in a mock interview with you.
  • It is extremely well evaluated by those who bought it. 100% of the mock interview clients evaluate the mock interview as 5/5.
  • Your satisfaction is guaranteed!

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IFC Online Test Practice Packages

Are you applying for the 2022-2023 World Bank Group YPP through the IFC/MIGA Track?

The WBG YPP selection process comprises the following stages: an online application form, a technical review, a recorded interview, a competency-based interview, and an Assessment Center. As of 2020, for candidates being considered for IFC and MIGA placements, there is also a timed, computer-based financial test to evaluate applicants’ specific financial skills and knowledge, as well as a cognitive assessment.

To help you with this, we have prepared special packages that will thoroughly prepare you for the computer-based financial test, allowing you to perform successfully in this stage of the selection process.

The IFC Assessment tests are one of the most competitive stages of the WBG YPP: only a small percentage of candidates invited to take the exam are successful and move on to the final panel interview stage. Practicing is, therefore, crucial to pass this stage.

That is precisely why OpenIGO has assembled these preparation materials for you. We have already helped dozens of candidates start their international careers and we want you to become one of them!

In the IFC Online Test Practice, you will find all the necessary content to get prepared for the real examination IFC applies to their candidates!

OpenIGO offers 4 types of packages: IFC Online Test Practice Bronze Package, IFC Online Test Practice Silver Package, IFC Online Test Practice Gold Package and IFC Online Test Practice Diamond Package.

See below a comparison between the contents of each package:

Product NameDescriptionPriceLink
Bronze Package1) IFC Online Test Practice
2) Bonus Content (Chap. 11: YPP Interview + Chap. 12: Preparing for the IFC Track)
3) Cognitive Assessment Practice Questions + Study References
$103.49Get Now
Silver Package1) IFC Online Test Practice
2) WBG YPP: The Essential Guide (eBook)
3) Cognitive Assessment Practice Questions + Study References
$145.21Get Now
Gold Package (Free eBook)1) IFC Online Test Practice
2) WBG YPP: The Essential Guide (eBook) - Free
3) Cognitive Assessment Practice Questions + Study References
4) Application Review (CV, Essay, Abstracts)
$293.88Get Now
Platinum Package (Free eBook)1) IFC Online Test Practice
2) WBG YPP: The Essential Guide (eBook) - Free
3) Cognitive Assessment Practice Questions + Study References
4) Recorded Interview Preparation
$272.63Get Now
Diamond Package (Free eBook + Special Discount)1) IFC Online Test Practice
2) WBG YPP: The Essential Guide (eBook)
3) Cognitive Assessment Practice Questions + Study References
4) Recorded Interview Preparation
5) Mock Interview + Assessment Center Advice
6) Application Review
$522.49Get Now

OpenIGO Specialists

OpenIGO is an extensive network formed of professors and researchers from the best universities in the world, professionals from international organizations and Human Resources specialists.

Service Review

We have MANY clients from all over the world who are now World Bank Group Young Professionals! Our satisfaction rate is really high!  96% of our clients would recommend our products and services to those who are WBG YPP selection process candidates.

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

World Bank YPP Review

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.”

Do you want to know more about the journey of an ex-client and successful candidate? Check out the interview we had with a former customer who purchased one of our WBG YPP preparation packages and made it to the final stage of this competitive selection process!

WBG YPP Magazine: Interview with candidate


Approval statistics

Compare your chances of moving on to the next stages of the selection process when buying or not buying OpenIGO services.

Your chances are more than double when you receive our support!

Chances of a regular candidate moving on in the WBG YPP selection stages


1st round 2nd   round 3rd round 4th round
Number of Candidates 6,000 1,000 240



1st to 2nd round 2nd to 3rd  round 3rd to 4th  round
Chance of passing on to the next stage 16.6% 24%


*Average numbers calculated from the results of the last three years.

Chances of an OpenIGO client moving on to the WBG YPP selection stages


1st to 2nd round 2nd to 3rd  round 3rd to 4th  round
Chance of passing on to the next stage 41.3% 51%


* Average numbers calculated, based on our clients’ responses in 2018/19


WBG YPP Website

We have created the most comprehensive website on the World Bank Group Young Professionals Program.

A wide range of information is available on this website, regarding both the selection process and a career as a young professional. 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; and be interested in the two-year development program in which they will take part, if appointed, as well as the features of the assignment which will be offered to them.

This website is divided into six main sections:

  • Minimum requirementsprovides a thorough explanation of the World Bank YPP’s minimum requirement regarding such as age limit, qualifications, specializations and much more;
  • Selection Processprovides a detailed explanation of the different World Bank YPP rounds and gives valuable recommendations on how to prepare for each of them;
  • Program featurespresents the World Bank YPP curriculum development program, which takes place in the first two years of the contract and is divided into four key areas:  I) professional experience; II) field trips; III) training and IV) coaching and mentoring.
  • Assignment Features– provides important information about the characteristics of a young professional’s employment contract, such as the work location, type of appointment, hierarchical level, salary and benefits;
  • FAQ (frequently asked questions)we have prepared FAQs with more than 100 questions and answers on the World Bank YPP;
  • Online magazineWe frequently publish articles of interest to WBG YPP candidates.

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

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