Careers in Development

22 Pages Posted: 7 Oct 2012 Last revised: 15 Nov 2012

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Jonathan Pryke

Australian National University (ANU) - Development Policy Centre

Date Written: October 1, 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).

Keywords: Careers, Development

Suggested Citation

Pryke, Jonathan, Careers in Development (October 1, 2012). Development Policy Centre Discussion Paper No. 24, Available at SSRN: or

Jonathan Pryke (Contact Author)

Australian National University (ANU) - Development Policy Centre ( email )

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