Providing capacity, promoting careers: giving postgraduate economists and statisticians the chance to work in developing country public sectors as local civil servants.
ODI's prestigious Fellowship Scheme has two objectives: to provide developing country governments with high-calibre junior economists and statisticians where there are gaps in local capacity; and to give postgraduate economists and statisticians practical work experience in a developing country.
Over the past 50 years, we have sent more than 1,000 economists on two-year postings to more than 40 countries across Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, with many going on to successful careers in government, multilateral institutions, academia and the private sector. More than one hundred Fellows are currently in post.
Where are our Fellows working?
The Scheme is open to all nationalities and is demand-led by developing country governments, which share the costs with ODI.