Technology is rapidly transforming the world in which we live and work in. For global development, it’s thought technology will be the biggest contributor — and achiever — in most efforts over the next decade. But technology is also expected to be the sector that will experience the biggest changes in required skills.
So which technologies will be most sought after? And how are they used for development work?
Devex, in partnership with USAID and DAI, has produced a report to determine the perceptions, trends, opportunities, visions, and solutions around the future of the industry. Offering practical insights for recruiters and talent alike.
According to Devex’s recent Next Generation Professional report, produced in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development and DAI, geographical information systems — or GIS — and big data are the technologies most in demand for the next generation of global development professionals to know and utilize.
In the video above, find out how these technologies work and the potential they offer for global development.
To read the full report and find out what the future for development workers looks like, click here.