Development professionals often want to stay close to the main beneficiaries of their work — a preference that holds true even as theyclimb up the ranks. But among many executives, there’s an awareness that effective development work happens at both the local and institutional levels.
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Anna Patricia Valerio is a Manila-based development analyst focusing on writing innovative, in-the-know content for senior executives in the international development community. Before joining Devex, Patricia wrote and edited business, technology and health stories for BusinessWorld, a Manila-based business newspaper.