(Ecofin Agency) - Côte d’Ivoire gets World Bank’s approval to join the Donor Funded Staffing Program, becoming the first African country to join the program.
The membership allows Ivorian public officials to benefit from professional training sessions in various development areas either at World Bank headquarters or in their country offices. Participation fee for this 2-year training is a bit more than one billion CFA francs and includes support and other allowances that employees receive. The Ivorian government may submit applications from at least 12 public officials, giving priority to junior and mid-career professionals.
The Donor Funded Staffing Program (DFSP) is a program initiated by the World Bank and financed by donor governments. It aims to contribute to the World Bank's diversity targets and capacity building efforts. Participating donors are, apart from the African country, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Vanessa Ngono Atangana