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Apply For Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Fellowship Scheme 2022-2024

ODI fellowship scheme provide opportunity to economists and statisticians to work as public sector civil servants for two years. Selected candidates have chance to work in a range of institution from finance and planning ministries to ministries of health and education, as well as central banks, statistics offices and regulatory bodies. Candidates of all nationalities can apply for this fellowship program and awardees will get a chance to work in developed countries for two years with all living expenses coverage.

Objectives Of Fellowship Program

This fellowship scheme has two main objectives including

  • To provide developing country governments with high- caliber junior economists and statisticians
  • To give a practical experience to post graduate economists and statisticians in developed countries

Eligible Countries

All international candidates who have masters and PhD degree in economics and statistics can apply for this fellowship.

Host Countries

Selected candidates will get a golden chance to spend two years of fellowship scheme at any developed country.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate have to fulfill the following educational, management related and personal qualities.


  • The applicant must have a masters or PhD in economics statistics or related field
  • Those candidates who are currently studying for a postgraduate degree are not eligible to apply

Intellectual Ability

  • A sound grasp of economics and statistical theory
  • Ability to apply knowledge to real world problems
  • Ability to analyze the data and to solve the problems
  • An ability to communicate technical ideas to non- specialists

Personal Qualities

  • Must have skills to solve problems and to drive a change and work independently
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills along with cultural and political sensitivity
  • Patience and humility to learn about new contexts
  • Adaptability and flexibility to work within resource constrained environment

Management And Work Related Skills

  • Ability to take initiative
  • Ability to prioritize and delegate work
  • Able to consult
  • Able to manage time
  • Report writing

How To Apply?

Applicants must be willing to commit to a two year period in any of the participating country.

Online application are open till 27th April 2022

Short listed applicants will be called for interview in early May 2022

A briefing session will be held at ODI in London to prepare new fellows for their roles in September 2022

Fellowship program will be started in October 2022

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