Blog pieces or articles may be on any topic related to international development, but this year the editorial team is particularly interested in entries that provide perspectives on INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT.  

The present consensus on development entails not just achieving overall growth, but also ensuring that the gains from growth are then shared more equitably. This, however, demands that we understand the ways in which broad swathes of people are excluded from benefiting from this growth – and how they can subsequently be included in society. A first step is to ask how people are marginalized—socially, politically, and economically. The crucial next step is to determine the corresponding avenues for inclusion. Do these entail more equitable delivery of basic services such as health and education? Can access to technology, financial services, and justice pave the way for broader inclusion? This year’s issue of SAIS Perspectives aims to delve deeper into these themes, exploring the complex ways in which issues of inequality and inclusivity have affected development.


Blog Piece criteria

  • 250-600 words

  • Posts should be on a topic related to International Development, but we are specifically interested in post that address this year’s theme

  • Posts may also describe a relevant personal experience

  • Posts should be written for an "educated layman" audience 

  • Posts CAN be accompanied by other media (pictures, videos or infographics) 

Article Criteria:

  • 1200-1600 words

  • Articles should be on a topic related to International Development, but we are specifically interested in articles that address this year’s theme

  • Articles should be academic in style and should use Chicago author-date citations

  • Students may use class papers as a starting point

  • Articles can be accompanied by other media (pictures, videos or infographics)

Submitting a blog piece or article to sais perspectives allows you to make your voice heard, share your ideas and opinions, and get involved in the SAIS community. It also offers you the opportunity to work with an editor and create a polished final product. 

If you would like to discuss submission ideas, please feel free to contact the editorial team at FOR DETAILED GUIDELINES ON SUBMISSIONS, PLEASE REFER TO THIS DOCUMENT.