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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.

New forthcoming issue: Climate Justice

Check out our Online First page to see the climate justice articles ahead of them being curated into the forthcoming Climate Justice issue.
The following articles are FREE TO VIEW in this issue:
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Who is Who in the Fight Against Climate Change, by Miren Gutierrez
Food Security in a Changing Climate: A Plea for Ambitious Action and Inclusive Development, by Bertrand Noiret
NGOs and the Climate Justice Movement in the Age of Trumpism, by Tristan Quinn-Thibodea and Brandon Wu
New Times for Women and Gender Issues in Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Justice, by Isis Alvarez and Simone Lovera
Running in Quicksand: Environmental Change, Migration, and the Policy Imperatives, by Kelly M. McFarland

Forthcoming issue: Financing for Development

Check out our Online First page to see the finance-related articles ahead of them being compiled into the forthcoming Financing for Development issue.
The following articles are FREE TO VIEW in this issue:
Editorial: Financing for Development: The Progress Money Cannot Buy, by Stefano Prato
Guest Editorial: The Monterrey Consensus, 14 Years Later, by Aldo Caliari
United Nations and Business Community: Out-Sourcing or Crowding In?, by Barbara Adams
Towards the Privatization of Global Governance?, by Oscar Ugarteche
A Feminist Perspective on the Follow-Up Process for Financing for Development, by Marina Durano and Nicole Bidegain Ponte
Global Financial Reform Needed, But Unlikely, by Kwame Sundaram Jomo

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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  • Artwork Guidelines (pdf, 76 kB)

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