Before and after development service

A quantitative study among returnees (2011-2020)

Before and after development service

This online survey was created to gather data on the career as well as the civic commitment of professionals after completing their development service / Civil Peace Service (Ziviler Friedensdienst; ZFD). The survey targets all those who have completed an at least 12 month long service contract under the German Development Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfer-Gesetz; EhfG) between January 1st, 2011 and December 31st, 2020. This includes deployments within the context of a civil peace service (ZFD).

The goal of the tracer study is to gain new impulses for our work with returned professionals. Additionally, the survey
results shall serve for promoting the development service: to support in the recruitment of professionals as well as to
strengthen the societal and political recognition of the development service.

In the period from July 8st, 2021 to August 31st, 2021, we surveyed professionals of all development service providers who ended their contract of at least 12 months under the German Development Workers Act  in the period 2011-2020. 

We would like to thank all those who took part in the survey! 

The survey and its results were published in February 2022. A summary in English is available for download. 

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