Development - the flagship publication of the Society for International 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.

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Current Issue Nutrition
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.
Next issue Inequalities
Vol. 57 issue 3/4  - Special issue with the Organizing Committee of the Pan-African Conference on Inequalities. Despite continuous development efforts, inequalities of various aspects persist at high levels in many countries and particularly Africa. Building on the outcomes of the Pan-African Conference on Inequalities, Development will be focusing on the challenges of inclusion and equity and explore ways to tackle inequalities in the context of structural transformation.
Published 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.
Volume 58  
  Rural Transformations in the Post-2015 Context
Vol. 58 issue 1 - Special issue with IFAD. It explores the opportunities and challenges for rural transformation in the emerging Post 2015 agenda and its future implementation from the viewpoint of improving the livelihood opportunities of the rural poor - especially smallholders, women, and young people.
  Sustainable Industrial Transformation
Vol. 58 issue 2 - 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 foundation for the role of industrialization in the development thinking and philosophy.
  Rethinking Democracy

Vol. 58 issue 3 - Special issue with the International Institute for Social Studies

It 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.


Development is the flagship publication of the Society for International Development (SID). 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


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