With the introduction of "Odisha Development Fellow", PHDMA provides a platform for the students and academics to substantially contribute in impact analysis and documentation of poverty reduction measures, innovative initiatives in securing livelihood and overall economic empowerment of people. The fellows will be partners in scripting the transformation story of Odisha. The sectors like agriculture and allied activities, skill training, livelihood, water harvesting, irrigation, penetration of health facilities are to be taken up for evidence based analysis. The report of such studies would evaluate the output of the multifarious schemes taken up by the Government of Odisha. There would also be comparative analysis with other states having similar schemes for target population and purpose.