The ODI Fellowship Scheme
Giving postgraduate economists an opportunity to work in the public sectors of developing countries.
The ODI Fellowship Scheme has two specific goals:
- to provide governments of developing countries with high calibre junior professional economists where gaps in local expertise exist; and
- to provide recent postgraduate economists with practical work experience in a developing country.
The ODI Fellowship Scheme:
- has existed since 1963
- is demand-led by developing country governments who share the costs of employing Fellows with ODI
- has worked in 40 mostly low-income countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific;
- has sent over 900 economists to work in developing countries on two-year postings;
- is open to postgraduate economists of any nationality;
- is currently partnered with 24 developing country governments and three regional bodies; and
- awarded 54 Fellowships in 2012 and currently has 100 Fellows in post.