Thursday, November 02, 2017

ODI Fellowship Scheme

See below from the ODI. 

Dear Professor Delaney,

The ODI Fellowship Scheme has been sending young postgraduate economists (and, as of 2014, statisticians) to work in the public sectors of developing countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific on two-year contracts since 1963. Providing an excellent opportunity to develop skills and gain experience working within a developing country's government, the application process for the 2018-2020 Fellowship Scheme is now open. Students are advised to apply before 1 December 2017 for a chance to be part of the ODI Fellowship Scheme. The Scheme is open to candidates of all nationalities.

Essential criteria:
  • degree in economics, statistics or a related field
  • postgraduate degree qualification*
  • 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 their degree.

Salary is c. £21,000 p.a. (£23,000 in the second year) plus an accommodation allowance. Start date is September/October 2018.

As well as the usual candidates, this year the Scheme is looking to attract PhD candidates able to work in the research departments of central banks, candidates with at least three years of uninterrupted work experience for a post in the Royal Monetary Authority in Bhutan, and candidates with deeper knowledge of mining finance for a post in Eritrea.

Application is via the online application form:  

To read some first-hand experiences of recent Fellows, please see the following page:

Our latest booklet is available to view or download:

We can also mail out hard copies of our booklet on request. 



Darren Lomas
Programme Officer

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