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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

Alan Gelb

Pierre Jacquet

Arjun Appadurai

Francesco Obino

Bertrand Badré

The Blog Secretariat

Charles Sabel

Gargee Gosh

Arianna Flores Corral, Blog Manager

Helen Milner

Sohaila Abdulali, Senior Editor

Inge Kaul

Catherine Otayek, Junior Editor

Jeffrey Frankel


John Page


Lemma Senbet


Mustapha Kamel Nabli


Nancy Birdsall


Patrick Bolton


Prakash Loungani


Rohinton Medhora


Saskia Sassen


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