PhD Workshops on the World Bank

PhD Workshops on the World Bank

NEW! PhD students and early career PhD researchers are invited to apply for the PhD Workshop on international organizations and development, to be held in Cape Town, on June 8-9, 2008. Deadline: March 12, 2008

Call for proposals
Application formThe RAD is partnering with the World Bank on a series of workshops for doctoral students whose main area of research is the World Bank Group. Each workshop brings together some 20 PhD students, World Bank staff and academics from other institutions (universities, research institutes). Young researchers present their work and discuss with World Bank experts in the relevant topic.


Three workshops were held so far:

  • Budapest, April 2005 
    (co-funded by the Central European University, Warwick University, European Commission and the World Bank)
  • Singapore, September 2006
    (co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, Warwick University and the World Bank)
  • Bled, Slovenia, May 2007 
    (co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the World Bank)


About 70 students have participated in the workshop series. After the first workshop, the participants set up a mailing list open to any student interested in the World Bank. To join the group, contact Chris Wright at London School of Economics.

A book compiling papers presented during the Budapest workshop “The World Bank and Governance, a decade of reform” was published by Routledge in 2006.

Papers from the Budapest and Singapore workshops were published in a special edition of “Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations” vol. 13, no 4.

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