The global development industry is in the midst of a transformation. Among the many dramatic changes, today’s more complex and competitive industry demands that global development professionals are equipped with advanced education, knowledge and skills. A recent Devex study conducted in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development and Population Services International revealed that 79% of professionals believe that the global development worker of the future will need a postgraduate degree to be successful in their careers.
By surveying recruiters from global development hiring organizations, particularly donor agencies, development contractors, and non-government organizations, as well as current degree holders, Devex identified 10 top graduate school disciplines that can lead to a rewarding global development career.
Our hope is that this reader-friendly guide helps prospective global development graduate students understand their higher education options and choose the path that will fulfill their educational and professional goals.