Development Journal

Development is devoted in 2014 and 2015 to the wider dialogue of the future of development, featuring a series of innovative debates on the post 2015 development discussion. We have collaborated with leading organisations to gain further insight into various key areas and how we can find positive ways of tackling the challenges we will face on the post-2015 agenda.



Rethinking Democracy - Vol. 58 issue 1 - Special issue with the International Institute of Social Studies

This issue of Development aims to better understand and define contemporary democracy and its impact today on the livelihoods of people and societies, in view of the diffused discontent with contemporary forms of governments throughout the globe. It looks at democracy in relation to development, social security, environmental protection and civil and international conflicts.

Table of Contents | Editorial | Guest editorial


Rural transformations - Vol. 58 issue 2 -  Special issue with IFAD.

It explores the opportunities and challenges for rural transformations, including those potentially addressed within the emerging Post 2015 agenda and its future implementation, from the viewpoint of improving the livelihood opportunities of rural populations - especially smallholders and small food producers, women, and young people

Sustainable Industrial Transformation - Vol. 58 issue 3 - Special issue with UNIDO

It is widely recognizable that industrialization can have a positive effect on sustainable development. This edition of Development will consider some of the modern approaches to industrial policymaking and how it can create a new pathways and development strategies that are able to transform our societies towards greater inclusiveness, equity and sustainability.

Financing for Development - Vol. 58 issue 4

This issue reviews the outcomes of the Third Financing for Development (FfD) Conference (Addis Ababa, July 2015), and explores the critical issues ahead in terms of the necessary democratization of economic governance, the regulatory framework for private finance, the tackling of systemic issues with the financial and monetary domains, and the normative agenda to advance the FfD follow-up.


Nutrition - Vol. 57 issue 2

Vol. 57 issue 2 - In the context of the Second International Conference on Nutrition, this issue explores the relationship between nutrition, food security and sustainable agriculture and how to address its challenges in the post-2015 development discussion.
Table of Contents | Editorial | Press release | Online launch


Shared Societies - Vol. 57 issue 1 - Special issue with the Club de Madrid.

It looks at the concept of Shared Societies and how it can be utilized for inclusive and sustainable development. It focuses on what it could contribute to the post-2015 development objectives and the implications of this concept for rethinking the current approaches to social and economic development.

Table of Contents | Editorial | Press release | Launch & dialogues


Inequalities - Vol. 57 issue 3/4 (Double issue) - Special issue with the Organizing Committee of the Pan-African Conference on Inequalities.

Inequalities raised to the attention of the development community in recent years. Indeed, the significant increase of disparities across economic, social, political and intergenerational domains characterized the recent growth and development patterns of most countries irrespectively of conventional distinctions between North and South. Building on the outcomes of the African-wide Conference on Inequalities, Development will be focusing on the challenges of inclusion and equity and explore ways to tackle inequalities in the context of socio-economic structural transformation.

Table of Contents | Editorial


Development is the flagship journal of the Society for International Development (SID) published for over 50 years. With 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. Read more