How to create the best data visualizations for global development

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Recently, it’s become clear from a number of global development professionals in the Devex community — such as those involved in our new advice from the pros series and the Next Generation Professional campaign — that data visualization is an increasingly important skill to master.

For many development roles, communication between various stakeholders and organizations is key, but the level and depth of communication can vary significantly. Professionals are being told to “say more in fewer words,” as independent gender specialist Patience Nambo explained, and data visualization can do exactly that.

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    Lottie Watters

    Lottie Watters formerly covered career and hiring trends, tips, and insights. Lottie has a background in geography and journalism, taking a particular interest in grassroots international development projects. She has worked with organizations delivering clean water and sanitation projects globally.