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Social Sciences | Development - A Palgrave journal

Palgrave Macmillan UK


Editor: Stefano Prato

ISSN: 1011-6370 (print version)
ISSN: 1461-7072 (electronic version)

Journal no. 41301

Palgrave Macmillan UK


Development: Takes the conversation further…
Development is the flagship journal of the Society for International Development (SID). For more than 50 years it has explored innovative perspectives on the crucial issues in development. It connects research, experience, activism and alternative thinking. Development keeps readers up to date with the challenging issues of today’s rapidly changing world.

JUST PUBLISHED: Development 58.4 on Sustainable Industrial Transformation!

We are pleased to announce that the latest issue on Rural Transformations is now available! To view the full issue, please click here.
The following articles are FREE TO VIEW in this issue:
Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development by Yong Li
Sustainable Industrial Transformation: For whom and where to start? by Anabella Rosemberg
Running Up That Hill? The Challenges of Industrialization in the East African Community by Andrew Mold

Development Collection on Gender Equality

On the occasion of the Fifty-Ninth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, CSW/Beijing+20 (2015), Development is reviewing the journal's past contribution to these debates with an online collection on 'Gender Equality, with a selection of articles published between 2005 and 2014, in order to reflect on the progress of gender equality in this last decade, as well as the losses and further challenges ahead.
To view the collection, see the 'Online Collections' button.

Free access to Window on the World

Window on the World links you to the web sites of international and regionally-based organizations involved in the subject focus of each issue of Development.

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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    Created in 1957, Development, the journal of the Society for International Development, aims to:

    • provide unique resource and point of reference for the dialogue between activists and intellectuals committed to the search for alternative paths of social transformation towards a more sustainable and just world.
    • tackle the hard hitting issues of today, listening to the oppositional voices and bringing in local and innovative perspectives from the margins to the global development discourse.
    • explore collective initiatives at local, regional and international levels which promote sustainable livelihoods and women's empowerment.
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    Instuctions for Authors


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