Author Archives: Sarah Cummings

New initiative from EADI for Southern academics

In a very welcome initiative, the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) has just announced the new Journal Mentoring Programme (JUMP) which aims to increase the number of original academic articles authored by Southern development researchers, published … Continue reading

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Why do we need an Agenda Knowledge for Development? Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals

In 2016, I undertook a study of how knowledge and knowledge societies are considered in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with colleagues at the Athena Institute of the VU University Amsterdam. We have written it up and submitted the finished … Continue reading

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Representation of academics from developing countries in scientific journals: forthcoming

I’ve just heard that the paper Representation of academics from developing countries as authors and editorial board members in scientific journals: does it matter to the field of development studies?, written with Paul Hobink, has been accepted for publication in … Continue reading

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The complicated history of the KM4D Journal…

While researching a proposed Call for Papers for a forthcoming Special Issue of the KM4D Journal, I came across an interesting case study of the journal which presents a simplistic version of a quite complicated history. As one of the group of founders of … Continue reading

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Social capital as a development strategy

This paper Producing social capital as a development strategy: implications at the micro-level, written with colleagues at the Athena Institute at the VU University Amsterdam, has been published this month in Progress in Development Studies. Based on an analysis of the … Continue reading

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World Bank on public goods in African development: a changing rhetoric?

In Africa’s Pulse, published by the World Bank in December 2014, the emphasis on agricultural development in Africa seems to have been transformed. The report argues that boosting agricultural productivity alone will not suffice: Investments in rural public goods (for example, … Continue reading

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Article on SciDevNet

There was a journalist from SciDevNet present at the EADI conference last week when I made my presentation. The story Top development journals dominated by Northern scholars is now featuring on their front page.

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