DP24 Careers in development

Development Policy Centre Discussion Paper No. 24

By Jonathan Pryke

October 2012

This discussion paper is not written by a careers expert. It is rather a work in progress based on my own experiences trying to start a career in development with extensive input from colleagues that have many more years of experience. The objective of this paper is to start a conversation about careers in development and is not intended as a comprehensive or prescriptive careers resource. It will be progressively updated with feedback and broader input. Because this is based around my own experiences it will be somewhat Canberra focused, though the lessons and opportunities can, by and large, be replicated across Australia (and beyond).

Pryke, J. 2012, ‘Careers in development’, Discussion Paper No. 24, Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Canberra.

Karen Downing

Karen Downing is Research Communications Coordinator at the Development Policy Centre.