Shaping Our New Normal: An Unprecedented Opportunity to Reimagine a More Inclusive International Development Workplace
This research — which includes input from 950 development professionals across humanitarian, WASH, agriculture, and economic growth fields, representing all career levels, 23% minority voices, and 92 nationalities—explores professionals’ shifting perspectives on their careers in light of the seismic changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on the workforce participation and career ambition of women and other underrepresented groups is well documented across many sectors, but there is limited evidence from the international development sector. This research explores the impact of COVID-19 on the talent pipeline of MSD programs.
The Canopy Lab partnered with PRISMA to understand why Indonesian women’s roles in agriculture are frequently overlooked by agricultural input companies, government extension workers, and even development programs.
This brief is designed to equip private sector (PSD) and market systems development (MSD) practitioners with practical and actionable guidance to optimize outreach and engagement and minimize unintentional exclusion in the development sector’s move to the use of more digital technology.