Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
The demand-led nature of the Scheme means that it is an attractive way for governments to build capacity in their public sectors and improve the execution of economic policy. Its excellent reputation and unique form of technical assistance means that it is held in high regard by the development community.
The costs of employing each Fellow are shared between the recipient government and ODI, making this a unique form of technical support. Over recent years, ODI has secured funding for the Scheme through grants provided by the Department for International Development (DfID), AusAID, the Commonwealth and governments of the Scheme’s member countries and their trust funds.
There is a one-week briefing session prior to departure.
University degree : Master in International Economics
Sara Nyman - Ministry of Trade and Industry, Malawi
Being an integral part of a government ministry puts an ODI Fellow in a unique position. The ministry and its staff become your professional support network and your knowledge base; and, in turn, you become theirs. The learning curve is steep and, as I write nine months into my posting, mine has not yet shown any signs of relenting.
Kabira Namit - Ghana Education Service
After nearly two years here, I can safely say that there is nothing like a typical day at the Ghana Education Service! I’m part of a four-member team that works on the $1.8 billion Ghana Education Budget. We allocate government and donor resources across the country for the running costs of schools and infrastructure projects. There are opportunities to travel across the country on official trips, interacting with the regional budget officers and visiting schools to monitor new projects.
Anisa Berdellima - Ministry of Health, Burundi
My Fellowship as a health economist at the Ministry of Health in Burundi is allowing me to use my passion, skills and dedication to improve public health. I work on important policy areas that affect the lives of millions of people. For example, we helped to design and are implementing a national health insurance scheme that will provide free access to health services to the most vulnerable people.
Alumni success stories
University degree : PhD in International Studies