A view of Vienna. Photo by: Miroslav Petrasko / CC BY-NC-ND

For a small city with a population of just over 1.5 million, Vienna boasts an impressive number of agencies and organizations working within global development. Devex looks at these organizations — taking into account their headquarters, organization size, funding and budget, and project reach — to highlight the top global development employers in Vienna.

Vienna has ranked highest in the world for “quality of life” in the annual Mercer Quality of Living survey for the ninth year running. As Austria’s political and economic center, the city was also praised for providing resident and international staff with high security, excellent public transportation, and a range of cultural and recreational activities.

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  • Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.