Global Development Institute Blog

Open Access week for 2018 runs from 22-28th of October. To celebrate you can find a selection of our Open Access publications from the last academic year below.

Open Access is a core value at the Global Development Institute, as Diana Mitlin, Managing Director of Global Development Institute, explains:

“The majority of research at GDI is made available either Green or Gold Open Access, and our GDI Working Paper Series is always free to download. Open Access is key in supporting the core values that GDI holds as an Institute: inclusivity, responsibility, equity and sustainability.

GDI takes a three-pronged approach to delivering our vision of promoting a socially-just world, and one of the three is to produce and co-produce research that extends knowledge frontiers. This cannot be done unless research is available and disseminated widely and freely. And Open Access is exponentially important in a field such as Development Studies, where many of our colleagues and partner institutions in the Global South cannot afford expensive journal subscriptions. There is much to be done and that can be done to help close the information and research gaps between the Global North and South, and publishing Open Access whenever possible is a small step many of us can take.”

Open Access Books

Deals and Development: The Political Dynamics of Growth Episodes.
Lant Pritchett, Kunal Sen, & Eric Werker.

What Works for Africa’s Poorest?: Poverty Reduction Programmes for Extremely Poor People.
David Lawson, Lawrence Ado-Kofie and David Hulme.

Bangladesh Confronts Climate Change: Keeping Our Heads Above Water.
Joseph Hanlon, Manoj Roy and David Hulme,

The Politics of Inclusive Development: Interrogating the Evidence.
Sam Hickey, Kunal Sen and Badru Bukenya

Governing Extractive Industries: Politics, Histories, Ideas.
Anthony Bebbington, Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai, Denise Humphreys Bebbington, Marja Hinfelaar, and Cynthia Sanborn

Open Access Journal Articles

The ‘new’ African customary land tenure. Characteristic, features and policy implications of a new paradigm
Admos Chimhowu

Making a difference in the real world? : a meta-analysis of research for development
Robert McLean & Kunal Sen

Social Network Analysis and ICT4D Research: Principles, Relevance, and Practice
Jaco Renken & Richard Heeks

Responding to land-based conflict in Ethiopia: The land rights of ethnic minorities under federalism 
Tom Lavers

Educational assistance and education quality in Indonesia: The role of decentralization
Virgi Sari

What determines administrative capacity in developing countries?
Roberto Ricciuti, Antonio Savoia & Kunal Sen

Industrial clusters and industrial ecology: Building ‘eco-collective efficiency’ in a South Korean cluster
Sukjin Yoon & Khalid Nadvi

Global value chains and the rise of the Global South: Unpacking 21st century polycentric trade
Rory Horner & Khalid Nadvi

Is Tinkering with Institutional Quality a Panacea for Firm Performance? Insights from a Semiparametric Approach to Modeling Firm Performance
Sumon Kumar Bhaumik, Ralitza Dimova, Subal C. Kumbhakar & Kai Sun

Poverty Reduction During 1990-2013: Did Millennium Development Goals Adoption and State Capacity Matter?
M. Niaz Asadullah & Antonio Savoia

Determinants of cancer screening awareness and participation among Indonesian women
Sumadi L. Anwar, Gindo Tampubolon, Mieke Van Hemelrijck, Susanna H. Hutajulu, Johnathan Watkins & Wahyu Wulaningsih

Can group farms outperform individual family farms? Empirical insights from India
Bina Agarwal

Beyond contention: urban social movements and their multiple approaches to secure transformation
Diana Mitlin

From international to global development: new geographies of 21st century  development
Rory Horner & David Hulme


Note:  This article gives the views of the author/academic featured and does not represent the views of the Global Development Institute as a whole.