Continued success of IDE Students at the Overseas Development Institute

July 12, 2018

IDE students work in a variety of different fields after their time at Yale. Most students launch their international career by working either in governmental or international organisations, as research assistants (after which they often go on to pursue their PhD in economics and related fields), or in the private sector. We want to highlight some of these career paths of recent graduates.

In recent years many students applied to the Overseas Development Institute’s Fellowship Scheme which seeks to attract highly qualified master students and post them to a developing country where they work with the government as applied economists. The ODI is London based and aims to “inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods in developing countries.

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our recent graduates who were selected by ODI Fellowship Scheme and chose to start their career here. Camron Aref-Adib will start in Nigeria working in the Export Promotional Council, Aashna Jamal will work in the Finance Ministry of Timor Leste and Eleanor Keeble is going to start as an economic statistician in Swaziland. 

In the past few yeasrs recent graduates were posted to Malawi, Uganda, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Zanzibar and Guyana.