This long-established journal, founded in 1957, provides a unique resource and point of reference in the dialogue between activists and intellectuals committed to the search for alternative paths toward social transformation, on the way to a more just and sustainable world.
Offering alternative perspectives on civil society, development policy and community based strategies for livelihoods, gender and social justice, Development provides readers with sharp, critical views and in-depth analysis on the challenging issues of today's rapidly changing world.
Development connects research, experience, activism and alternative thinking. Articles published in the journal take on the most complex and urgent issues of today, listening to opposing voices and welcoming innovative, local perspectives from the margins to the center of global development discourse. Coverage includes reporting on collective initiatives at the local, regional and international levels, which promote sustainable livelihoods and the empowerment of women.
Many issues in Development center on a significant unifying theme. Recent themed issues include feminist futures, the future of global governance; sustainable industrial transformation; rural transformations; foresight; and African strategies for transformation.
Development offers incisive and hard-hitting coverage of timely topics. Recent feature articles include Hydro-Politics of the Nile: The Role of South Sudan; Africa and the Plight of Climate Change; NGOs and the Climate Justice Movement in the Age of Trumpism.
Development is the flagship journal of the Society for International Development, an international non-governmental network of individuals and organizations founded in 1957 to promote social justice and foster democratic participation.
COVID 19 and impact on peer review
As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.