Welcome to the Development Studies Network


Dr.Pamela Thomas serves as Director and Managing Editor of the Development Studies Network.

The Development Studies Network is a small multidisciplinary organization that encourages discussion and the widespread exchange of knowledge of global social and economic development issues, development-related research, and international aid policy and practice.   We promote and provide opportunities for open discussion on development issues between universities and colleges, government and non-government organizations (NGO), aid practitioners, communities and the private sector. 

The Development Studies Network publishes the Development Bulletin, through ANU E press. Each issue contains concise papers on a significant and topical development issue. Contributors include development professionals from NGOs, multilateral and donor agencies, academics, as well as researchers and field workers from developing countries.

The Network also serves as the repository of the Women, Gender and Development in the Pacific papers, a collection 87 papers on Pacific women, gender and development that were originally published in issues 34, 51, 53, 56-60, 62-64, 66 and 68 of the Development Bulletin and were compiled by the Development Studies Network in 2005.

The papers are clustered here under six major headings:

Conflict and Peacemaking: Gender Perspectives; [PDF 586KB]

Women, Legal Issues and Human Rights; [PDF 246KB]

Women and Governance; [PDF 350KB]

Gender, Civil Society and Political Participation; [PDF 335KB]

Women, Status and Social Change; and [PDF 267KB]

Women and Gender Mainstreaming [PDF 677KB].

You can access each section by clicking on the appropriate title.

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