Doing development differently - call for papers

Call for papers for the 2022 Development Dialogue
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The theme of the 18th Development Dialogue (DD18) is 'doing development differently'. The theme speaks to the regime/period we live in, where 'development' is impacted by extreme nationalism, climate change, war, human rights violations, distribution of resources, inequalities, violence, and discrimination based on gender, sexuality, caste, class, race, nationality, religion and various other dimensions that characterize our identities. 

The organizers of DD18 has set out this call for abstracts on themes primarily focused (but not limited to)

  • Theme 1: Politics of development: governance, institutions, and citizen participation
  • Theme 2: Researching development differently: transformative, participatory, collaborative, and digital research
  • Theme 3: Multi-disciplinary approaches to development
  • Theme 4: Decolonizing development: knowledge, ethics & accountability, and power relations.

How to submit

Max. no. of words - 800
Deadline - 17 April 2022 

Please also note that if your abstract is selected, you will have to submit a full paper having not more than 8000 words, including references.

Full details of the call and how to submit are on the DD18 website


For any queries, please send an email to the organizers at

More information

For more information about the past Development Dialogue Conferences, please visit our website.

About Development Dialogue

The Development Dialogue (DD) conference is an annual academic conference organized by Ph.D. researchers of the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The dialogue aims to stimulate multi-disciplinary, reflective, and collaborative discussions that bring together researchers worldwide. The conference provides a platform for doctoral candidates and early career researchers engaged in different fields of development studies to share their work, exchange ideas, and discuss how their research relates to global development struggles.

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