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Research Analyst

World Bank

Research Analyst

Job #: req25390
Organization: World Bank
Sector: Economics
Grade: GE
Term Duration: 3 years 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
Location: Washington, DC,United States
Required Language(s): English
Preferred Language(s):
Closing Date: 12/29/2023 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit

The South Asia Region comprises eight countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) that range in size from India (with a population of over 1 billion) to Maldives (with 0.3 million people). The region has experienced a long period of robust economic growth, averaging 6% a year over the past 20 years. It was the second-fastest growing region in the world in the aftermath of the global crisis. This strong growth has translated into declining poverty and impressive improvements in human development. The percentage of people living below the poverty line fell in South Asia from 56% to 16% between 1981 and 2013. Still, the region remains home to a third of the worlds poorest, with 216 million people living below $1.9/day.

The South Asia Region:


The South Asia Chief Economist’s (SARCE) Office is the principal advisor to the regional Vice President. The Office provides high-quality analysis to the regional Vice Presidency and represents it in internal and external discussions among specialists. The Office maintains a network of academics and practitioners and promotes public debate in South Asia on topical economic issues.

The Office delivers a semi-annual publication on growth prospects and analysis of topical issues for policy makers in South Asia. It leads the preparation of stand-alone flagship publications that examine topical issues for South Asia in depth. It provides guidance and inputs for other analytical work of the Vice Presidency.

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GE Position. The SARCE Office is looking for a Research Analyst with excellent data management and programming skills to work and contribute to its main tasks and product lines:

Manage data, improve data management, and prepare visuals for the South Asia Development Update, a semi-annual regional flagship report, and other stand-alone flagship reports.
Manage high-frequency datasystem and develop and maintain bespoke datasets and modelling exercises using EViews, Stata, or R.
Manage data and prepare visuals for SARCE publications, including analytical work, and for ad hoc requests from the South Asia VPU.

The successful candidate will be an integral member of the team working closely with the Chief Economist for the South Asia Region and senior SARCE staff.

Duties and Accountabilities: Under the direction of the SARCE Management Team, the Research Analyst will work closely with SARCE staff in the following areas:

Research, assemble, and manipulate data for SARCEs semi-annual South Asia Development Update report, and for one-off research projects.
Develop, use, and maintain SARCEs high-frequency data system and ad hoc econometric modelling.
Communicate with SARCE colleagues on work status, foreseeable problems, and processes.
Provide regular feedback to team leaders on challenges in data management and document production.
Provide input and quality control for SARCEs websites.

Selection Criteria

MA/MA or BA/BS with minimum of 2 years relevant experience in Economics, Statistics, or related field.
Familiarity with macroeconomic, financial, or other economic data.
Data management, visualization, analysis, and reporting. Ability to interpret and communicate statistical information in a clear and analytically rigorous manner.
Attention to detail, disciplined organizational skills, and reliability in completing task to SARCE standards.

Required Competencies:

Drive for ResultsAble to take personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results, and has the personal organization to do so. Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment handling multiple simultaneous tasks.
Knowledge, Learning and CommunicationActively seeks knowledge needed to complete assignments and shares knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear and organized manner.
Teamwork and InclusionAbility to work effectively in a team-oriented, multi-cultural environment. Able to collaborate with other team members and contribute productively to the team’s work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view. Able to use strong interpersonal and teamwork skills to cultivate effective, productive client relationships and partnerships across organizational boundaries, to generate excitement and momentum around the Banks data activities.

World Bank Group Core Competencies

The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

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