Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Fellowship Scheme 2020-2022 (up to GBP 21,000)

Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Fellowship Scheme 2020-2022 (up to GBP 21,000)

Deadline: December 11, 2019

Applications for the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Fellowship Scheme 2020-2022 are open. The Scheme places young and highly motivated ODI Fellows as economists and statisticians in public sector posts in developing country governments on two-year contracts.

ODI Fellows are employed as local civil servants reporting to local managers. Fellows work in a range of institutions from finance and planning ministries to ministries of health and education, as well as central banks, statistics offices, and regulatory bodies.

The ODI Fellowship Scheme is highly competitive and extremely prestigious. ODI Fellows have gone on to make successful careers in the World Bank, the IMF, the UK’s DFID and a wide range of public and private sector organisations. They are looking for candidates with excellent academic qualifications, a sound grasp of applying economic and statistical theory to real world problems, an ability to communicate economic and statistical ideas to non-specialists, and a willingness to integrate into what are often very different cultural and bureaucratic environments.


  • Fellows receive a total package equivalent to GBP 21,000 a year (increasing to GBP 23,000 in the second year) plus a housing allowance.


  • The Scheme is open to candidates of all nationalities.
  • A master’s degree or PhD in economics, statistics or a related discipline is required. Applicants will need to have completed their postgraduate degree by the time postings commence.


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For more information, visit ODI Fellowship.