What to expect from our trend releases
As part of our vision to increase impact and enhance value, Next Generation publishes an annual research study that focuses on the social investment and development industry trends. In this study, we compare development practices globally and continentally. We use extensive research, literature reviews and personal interviews to provide insights on prevailing trends and forecast what the trends for the coming year may be.
These trend releases are useful because they help organisations anticipate change, but also provide evidence of what works and what doesn’t. They provide insight into the future and what it means in practice for social, community investment and development practitioners in Africa.
Have a look at our trend releases from 2015 to this year. You’ll be able to see how the industry changed and continues to grow.
- “Do what matters, do what is right, do it the right way.” – 2015
- “Measurement leads to more giving. More giving leads to greater impact. Greater impact leads to sustainable development.” – 2016
- “We cannot move forward to exponential change and impact until we get the basics right… As long as we can provide evidence of what we have achieved, we have made a difference and society is better off because of our efforts.” – 2017
- “By working collaboratively, the sector can collectively harness the power of data and digital.” – 2018