The future of jobs in international development — and who'll be filling them

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Localization is a growing trend in the global development sector. International organizations, NGOs, and donors are all looking to decentralize operations to local organizations and communities — Harnessing their knowledge on what’s most needed and employing people locally to implement it.

Additionally, a number of aid organizations, such as ActionAid and Oxfam, are moving or have moved, their operations and headquarters to program countries.

About the author

  • 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.