ODI Invites Applications for 2011-2013 Fellowship Program

The office of the Overseas Development Institute in London. ODI is now accepting applications for its 2011-2013 fellowship program. Photo by: Overseas Development Institute / CC BY-NC Overseas Development InstituteCC BY-NC

The Overseas Development Institute has opened the application round for its 2011-2013 fellowship scheme, which offers successful applicants with opportunities to work in government ministries in various developing countries.

The fellowships are two-year postings that aim to help young postgraduate economists gain practical work experience in developing countries. The program also seeks to provide developing countries with highly trained junior professional economists, especially in areas with gaps in local expertise.

Each posting is governed by terms of references determined by the host country. In general, fellows will act as line employees and provide technical support within the agencies they are assigned to.

A degree in economics or any related field is required to apply for the fellowship. Each applicant should also be able to commit to a two-year assignment and must have a postgraduate degree qualification in a relevant field, including public policy, health economics, agricultural economics, international economics and development ecnomics.

Full details of application requirements and procedures for the 2011-2013 ODI fellowship program are available through the U.K.-based development think tank’s website.

ODI first offered fellowships in 1963. Over the years, it has sponsored more than 800 fellows in 30 countries. The program is jointly funded by host governments and ODI, which is backed by the U.K. Department for International Development, Australian Agency for International Development and World Bank Trust Fund.

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