What does the everyday life of professionals in the development service look like? How can they support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with their work? And what role do global partnerships play in this?

  • At the end of each year, we collect the latest figures on development service. How many professional development workers are working under a development service contract at this point in time? In which countries are they working?
  • Development Service contributes to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more about the work of professional development and peace workers here and immerse yourself in a very special form of social engagement.

Development service assignments

The focus of each development service and the experiences of the different professionals are as diverse as their places of assignment and fields of activity. No two assignments are the same.

What do the development service providers do? Where do they work?

Send us your photos!

Are you a current or returned development worker or Civil Peace Service expert? Send us your photos! We want to use our online portal to increase the visibility of development service and improve people's understanding of what it involves. We aim to showcase as big a range as possible of countries, regions, climates, projects and living conditions – and pictures play a key role here. If you would like to share any photos from your time as a development worker, you can send them to us by email. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!