Executives say global development is changing. What top leaders expect from an industry in flux.
Percentages represent levels of optimism in the regions where executive positions are based.
Figures represent the most popular categories of executives' answers to open-ended questions.
2012 is used as baseline year for projections. Baseline figures for corporate giving include U.S. corporations only and assume that this remained flat from 2011. Figures are taken from OECD and Hudson Institute.
Figures are based on the opinions of surveyed development executives.
Percentages represent the proportion of respondents who answered "with individuals" or "in villages" to the question "Where do you feel you've done your best work?"
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With the Millennium Development Goals set to expire in 2015, global development faces a transitional moment. The 2014 Development Influencers Survey gauged development leaders' opinions on progress so far and how the industry will change over the next decade. Undertaken by Survey & Advisory Services — the Devex research practice that helps clients with projects like brand surveys, new market studies and partnership identification and analysis — the survey used the Devex platform of more than 600,000 development professionals to target senior development executives, ultimately collecting responses from nearly 1,000 leaders across six continents and varied organizations and industry sectors.