100 key research questions for the post-2015 development agenda: a research paper

I am please to announce the publication of a new research article that identifies 100 key questions to be considered in the context of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In March, 2015 I wrote a short blog post about a working paper that was published as part of a research project I was involved in with the Sheffield Institute for International Development at the University of Sheffield. After a number of revisions the final journal article has been accepted and just published in Development Policy Review journal.

The article “100 key research questions for the post-2015 development agenda” is published as an open-access one and so you can download it for FREE. You can download your free pdf copy through this link.  The abstract of the article is below:


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) herald a new phase for international development. This article presents the results of a consultative exercise to collaboratively identify 100 research questions of critical importance for the post-2015 international development agenda. The final shortlist is grouped into nine thematic areas and was selected by 21 representatives of international and non-governmental organisations and consultancies, and 14 academics with diverse disciplinary expertise from an initial pool of 704 questions submitted by 110 organisations based in 34 countries. The shortlist includes questions addressing long-standing problems, new challenges and broader issues related to development policies, practices and institutions. Collectively, these questions are relevant for future development-related research priorities of governmental and non-governmental organisations worldwide and could act as focal points for transdisciplinary research collaborations.

Please feel free to forward the link or pdf to friends and colleagues with an interest in international development and the SDGs.


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