This blog provides a platform for debates between scholars, policymakers and practitioners on key development policy issues, as initiated by a discussion paper and a response published in the e-journal International Development Policy.
The objective is to promote critical and constructive exchanges of ideas between policy makers, practitioners and academics on key development challenges across stakeholder communities (i.e. from developing, emerging as well as industrialised economies).
Researchers are encouraged to consider institutional and operational constraints faced by policy makers and practitioners while the latter are offered an opportunity to reflect on policy discourse as well as operational strategies and practices against relevant academic debates.
International Development Policy is a peer-reviewed e-journal that promotes cutting-edge research and policy debates on global development. At the interface between the academic and policy worlds, it publishes original contributions by researchers and reflective practitioners from developing, emerging and advanced economies. DevPol engages scholars and policymakers to analyze and debate development policies at the strategic, institutional and discursive levels, and to question their conceptualisation, relevance, implementation and impact. Anchored in Geneva at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, DevPol links up with international policy negotiations involving Geneva-based organisations in the areas of trade, human rights and humanitarian law, global health, environment, labour, migration and others.