2014/2016 Overseas Development Institute Fellowship


Application Deadline: December 17 2013

The ODI Fellowship Scheme enables young postgraduate economists to work in the public sectors of developing countries . As of this recruitment cycle, ODI is recruiting for postgraduate statisticians.

Fellows are employed on two-year contracts in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. Since its initiation in 1963, the Scheme has worked in over 30 countries concentrating on those most in need, and has helped more than 950 economists into careers in development.

The costs of employing each Fellow are shared between the recipient government and ODI, making this a unique form of technical support. Over recent years, ODI has secured funding for the Scheme through grants provided by the Department for International Development (DfID), AusAID, the Commonwealth and governments of the Scheme’s member countries and their trust funds.

The ODI Fellowship Scheme has two objectives:

  1. to provide governments of developing countries with high calibre junior professional economists and statisticians where gaps in local expertise exist; and
  2. to provide postgraduate economists and statisticians with practical work experience in a developing country.

The Fellowship Scheme is a recruitment programme for postgraduate economists and statisticians.


  • Degree in economics, statistics or related field
  • Postgraduate degree in economics, statistics or related field*
  • Ability to commit to a two-year assignment

* For those studying for a postgraduate degree at the time of application, the award of a Fellowship will be conditional upon the successful completion of the degree.

Some specialisations at postgraduate level which are relevant include:

  • Agricultural Economics
  • International Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Development Management
  • Development Studies
  • Econometrics & Statistics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Public Policy

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Overseas Development Institute Fellowship


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