Development executives weigh work at the local and institutional levels

Peace Corps volunteer with schoolchildren in Malawi. For senior development executives, their best work is done at a level where they can have the most impact and influence. Photo by: Peace Corps

This article is part of The Future of Global Development, a series for Devex Executive Members that explores what development leaders think of the industry’s top issues.

Development professionals often want to stay close to the main beneficiaries of their work — a preference that holds true even as they climb 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

    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.