Global development’s next decade: Evolution or revolution?

Dawn breaks in Punta Umbria. Will the global development industry fundamentally change in the next 10 years? A Devex survey of more than 800 senior executives shows that 63 percent of them agree, citing broad shifts in the global context as the key drivers of this transformation. Photo by: Pedro Terrades / CC BY-NC-SA

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.

Global development has come a long way since the Millennium Development Goals were set in 2000. Not only have great strides been achieved in improving the living conditions of some of the world’s most deprived populations, but initiatives to tackle the root causes of poverty have also flourished at an unprecedented scale.

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    Manola De Vos

    Manola De Vos is a development analyst for Devex. Based in Manila, she contributes to the Development Insider and Money Matters newsletters. Prior to joining Devex, Manola worked in conflict analysis and political affairs for the United Nations, International Crisis Group and the European Union.