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About Us

Research does not exist in a vacuum. At GlobalDev we believe that good research makes a difference to development. Solid research does more than advance academic debates. It points to new ideas, different perspectives, alternative options and solutions for the world's most pressing issues. We aim to better connect those who plan and act out in the world with those who study it. We are looking for academic authors who want to show how their knowledge and their work speaks to the concerns and objectives of decision makers, development institutions, and people. We want to hear what difference your research makes for development action.  

We want to maintain the highest standards of rigour and accuracy, our blogs are not meant to be either research articles or opinion pieces. We would like authors to single out an urgent development challenge, and illustrate what you have learnt from the research in your field, including yours, about how to address it. Tell us what you know; and tell us what it means for development action.

We are lucky to have a distinguished editorial team. All pieces will be reviewed by the Editorial Committee. All accepted content will be translated and published in English, Spanish and French.

GlobalDev developed with support from the Global Development Network, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other development partners. We aim to catalyze policy-relevant and research-based knowledge, building momentum for change.

Confirm your interest by emailing our Blog Manager, Arianna Flores Corral, to editors.globaldevblog@gdn.int!

Meet Advisory Board and Editorial Team

The Founding Editors

The Advisory Board

Rabah Arezki

Arjun Appadurai

Pierre Jacquet

Bertrand Badré

Francesco Obino

Alan Gelb

The Blog Secretariat

Nancy Birdsall

Patrick Bolton

Stephania Cajero Callejas, Associate Junior Editor

Jeffrey Frankel 

Catherine Otayek, Junior Editor

Gargee Gosh 

Romesh Vaitinlingam, Senior Editor

Helen Milner

 

Inge Kaul 

 

Prakash Loungani 

 

Rohinton Medhora 

 

Mustapha Kamel Nabli

 

John Page

 

Charles Sabel

 

Saskia Sassen

 

Lemma Senbet

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Our editorial line

"Today’s development research mixes scientific endeavor with technical advocacy. Scholars are encouraged to contribute research-based solutions to development challenges, and are expected to distill recommendations from their analysis and evidence. They are also advised to communicate the implications of their findings in ways that can reach policy-makers and practitioners most effectively, and then demonstrate their impact on decisions and outcomes."

By Founding Editors , "Editorial – Mobilizing development research to address global challenges"

 

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