Top global development employers in Portugal: A primer

The Castle of São Jorge on top of a hill overlooking the city of Lisbon, Portugal. Photo by: Pedro Szekely / CC BY-NC-SA

Portugal has a small but dedicated community of development professionals; most of the top aid groups are located in Lisbon.

The Portuguese Development Agency, or IPAD, allocates its resources for development cooperation via framework contracts. IPAD neither publishes tenders nor partners with the private sector. Every May, IPAD hosts the Portuguese Development Days.

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