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? How many of them are abroad with their families? How old do professional development workers tend to be? And what is the gender balance?
This is where you can find up-to-date figures. The data are often broken down according to sending agency. There is considerable variation in the number of professionals sent out by the individual sending agencies. And the agencies tend to focus on different geographical regions and fields of work as well.
On 31.12.2022, a total of 892 professional development workers were under contract, including 361 within the Civil Peace Service (ZFD).
Source: Survey conducted by the Association of Development Services (AGdD)
Reference date: 31.12.2022
|Dienste in Übersee (Service oversea)||0||42||45||49||6||142|
Weltfriedensdienst (World Peace service)
|Total in %||3,1||46,9||18||31,1||0,9||100|
Since 2020, the regional allocation of the statistics has been based on the DAC country list (DAC stands for 'Development Assistance Committee' of the European Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)). Source: www.bmz.de).
Professionals working in Israel and Taiwan (countries which are not on the DAC list) were counted as working in Asia. Africa remains the main regional focus for the deployment of professionals with 46,9%, i.e. almost half of all professionals, followed by Asia (including the Middle East) with 31,1%. Professional development workers were serving in a total of 85 countries worldwide (in 2021 there were 84 countries); three countries, Angola, Fiji and Haiti, have been added. Details can be found in the country statistics.
|Age||Professional Development Workers|
|Gender||Number of professionals|
According to agencies with contract according EhfG; Reference date 31.12.2022
Type of intervention
|AGIAMONDO||Coworkers CFI|| |
Dienste in Übersee (Service Overseas)
|Eirene||forumZFD||GIZ||World Peace Service||Total|
|of which civil peace service||105||0||49||37||32||118||13||364|