Development Studies Working Paper Series

About Development Studies Working Papers


The Development Studies Working Paper Series is intended to encourage Development Studies staff and students to disseminate empirical research findings in a timely manner and stimulate discussion on development issues.

As well as enabling staff and students to share their research, the Working Paper Series promotes the generation and use of quality research in the field of international development by:

  • Becoming an intellectual focal point for innovative thinking and research by facilitating the wide dissemination of research results relevant to the interests and concerns of students, researchers, policy makers, and practitioners across the international development community worldwide.
  • Heightening Development Studies' national and international profile by connecting individuals and encouraging interaction among the international development academic and non-academic communities both within and outside New Zealand.
  • Establishing stronger links with government policy makers, particularly the New Zealand Agency for International Development (NZAID), and nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) to enhance the applied content of Development Studies programmes.
  • Providing an opportunity for staff and students to receive constructive feedback on their ideas and research before submission to peer reviewed journals or other publications.
  • Enabling staff and student work to be cited by other researchers in the field.

For more information

If you have general enquiries, are interested in submitting a paper for consideration, or would like to be notified about the release of new papers under this series, please contact Associate Professor Yvonne Underhill-Sem.