Development executives based in Asia are the most optimistic about the future of development.
Percentages represent levels of optimism in the regions where executive positions are based.
Executives who think the industry will transform picked five top drivers of change.
Figures represent the most popular categories of executives' answers to open-ended questions.
Executives believe emerging bilateral aid agencies and corporations will increase their global development funding, while established bilateral aid agency budgets will decrease.
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.
Two-thirds of development executives think the industry will fundamentally transform over the next decade.
Figures are based on the opinions of surveyed development executives.
NGO and social enterprise executives believe their most important development work is being done at the individual and village level.
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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ABOUT THE SURVEY
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.