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Global Development Institute

Working papers

Our Working Paper series is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed collection providing a forum for previously unpublished work.

Working papers are preliminary drafts from work in progress and are circulated to obtain comments and criticisms prior to finalisation. We have three live working paper series, including the new Global Development Institute series to be launched.


An archive of working papers across disciplines, no longer taking new submissions:

Submitting a working paper

We invite submissions of previously unpublished papers. It is the responsibility of authors to ensure that submissions do not breach copyright laws.

Papers should be no more than 8,000 words, should include references and an abstract and should strictly adhere to author guidelines.