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Overseas Development Institute(ODI) Fellowship Scheme

Fellowship Scheme

You can make up to 21,000 pounds in the Overseas Development Institute Fellowship Scheme. It runs from 2022 to 2024. And it is organised by ODI for early-career economists, placing them in government parastatals around the world.

The ODI Fellowship scheme, which was established in 1963, provides early-career and statisticians with the opportunity to work as public sector civil servants on two-year contracts.

Since their inception, over 1,000 fellows have worked with over 50 governments and international organizations. They are located in low- and middle-income countries throughout Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, the Pacific, and the Western Balkans.

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They report to local managers and work in a variety of institutions. Also finance and planning ministries, health and education ministries, central banks, statistics offices, and regulatory bodies.

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Countries In Which ODI Fellows Work

  • Djibouti
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • The Gambia
  • Malawi
  • Namibia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Liberia

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  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somaliland
  • Uganda
  • Zanzibar
  • Guyana
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Vanuatu
  • Albania

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Quote From An Alumni

‘Two of the best years of my professional and personal lives were as an ODI fellow in Botswana in the early 1980s. I formed much of my thinking on development, governance and reform during this period. And formed lifelong friends. The experience continues to inform my work today, including as the chairman of ODI.’

-Sir Suma Chakrabarti KCB
Chair of ODI Board

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Why You Should Apply

  • Fellows earn 21,000 pounds in a year, which will increase to 23,000 pounds in the second year
  • Housing allowance is also included

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Who Can Apply?

  • The fellowship scheme is open to everyone from different countries.
  • Anyone with a master’s degree or PhD in statistics, economics or related fields, can apply, regardless of their nationality.
  • Postgraduate specialized qualifications in agricultural economics, and environmental economics.  As well as international economics, health economics, development economics, econometrics, and statistics are required.
  • If you are still pursuing a postgraduate degree, the fellowship grant will be contingent on your completion of the degree.

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Timeline

The deadline for application is 27th April 2022.

You can contact fellows@odi.org when faced with a challenge. To apply for the fellowship scheme, click here.

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