This new journal, initiated by the International Development Studies (IDS) community of Utrecht University, highlights significant contribution of students, researchers and practitioners to research and knowledge-sharing by comprehensively examining contemporary challenges and opportunities.
The collective findings of The Journal of Development Around the World (DAW) are drawn from various case studies from fieldworks around the globe, address pressing concerns from the field, including issues like socio-environmental impacts, foodscape transformations, and climate change adaptation.
“Valuable studies conducted by students, consultants, or practitioners disappear under the radar as grey literature with much of the collected empirical material being lost; with communities often seen as objects, not as experts by experience or potential readers. By presenting this knowledge in the form of accessible articles, we can make a valuable contribution to debates and policymaking on many relevant development topics currently in the spotlight. Especially in these times of misinformation and fake news, knowledge of the local situations – and looking at reality from different perspectives – is of great importance.” – Dr. Prof. Annelies Zoomers, IDS, Utrecht University
In DAW, the editors and authors address the contemporary concept of development that encompasses the multidimensional progress of livelihoods and stretches beyond economic growth by including social equality, environmental sustainability, and technological advancements. It underlines inclusivity, fosters human well-being, and addresses inequality.
The journal is free to read and can be downloaded here.