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ODI Fellowship Scheme introductory webinar 2024 – 1

Time (GMT +00) 12:00 13:00
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Friday, March 15th at 12.00 GMT - UPDATED TIME


Now in its 61st year, the ODI Fellowship Scheme has sent over 1,300 Fellows to more than 50 governments and international organisations.

The scheme gives early-career economists and statisticians the chance to work as civil servants on two-year contracts in low- and middle-income countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Western Balkans, and the Pacific.

It provides host institutions with high-calibre professionals to fill pressing skills gaps while offering ODI Fellows the experience of working inside bureaucracies in a different country context to their own. Fellowships are determined primarily by the needs of the scheme’s partners.

The continued demand from governments for ODI Fellows, as well as the level of responsibility entrusted to them, is testament to the respect the scheme has earned since it was established.

Can't make this webinar? We are also running a Fellowship Scheme introductory webinar on 18 February.

NB: Participants are not required to register in advance. A link to stream the webinar will be available here on the day.


  • Sasha Kapadia, Director of ODI Global Advisory

    Sasha Kapadia

    Director of Global Advisory and Head of the ODI Fellowship Scheme

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    Darren Lomas

    Programme Officer, ODI Fellowship Scheme

  • Susan Barron

    Susan Barron

    Programme Manager, ODI Fellowship Scheme

  • Oscar Diaz Botia

    Former Fellow - Ethiopia, PhD candidate, Paris School of Economics

  • Andre Bueno Rezende de Castro

    Former Fellow - Uganda, Policy Advisor, GIZ

  • Naomi-Rose Alexander

    Former Fellow - Rwanda