Development is the flagship journal 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.

Development was founded in 1957 as the journal of the Society for International Development. Since then, the journal has provided a space for debate and cross-fertilization on the most topical issues in the development arena.

By providing articles by a wide variety of actors such as development practitioners, academics and activists, it has brought to international attention issues that were left on the margins, being one of the first publications to talk about gender issues or the link between development and the environment.

Over the years, Development has been both the mirror and the vanguard of the Society, reflecting what SID was experiencing as well as paving the way for new ideas and programmes. With its innovative and fresh insights, it has provided the Society with a tool that could generate a genuine dialogue on key ranging from the future of development, sustainable livelihoods, gender empowerment, and economic justice.

Read more about the journal's history through the words and the stories of key people and contributors of the Society. Browse the collections of past issues on Economic Justice  and on Sustainability


Current issues


In 2013 Development volume 56 poses a question as starting point of discussion: What is the future of development?
Past Issues Explore topics and contributions of past issues of Development



Explore and read the wide-ranging selection of journal's editorials collected on the publisher's website.
Development PLUS Follow the online complement to Development hosted here on the SID Forum website, with the latest interviews, photo essays and conversation pieces.
How to receive it The journal Development is published quarterly for SID by the London-based publishing company Palgrave Macmillan. If you want to receive the journal, you can either subscribe through Palgrave or become a member of SID.  

Online Access

All SID members can access the online archive of back issues of Development, hosted on the publisher's website. Read and follow the instructions.  
Editorial Instructions If you are an author, check the editorial instructions on the publisher's website.
Editorial team Editor: Tariq Banuri

The journal is published on behalf of SID by Palgrave Macmillan.