Theme: INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT
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.
WE ARE INTERESTED IN YOUR PERSPECTIVE ON HOW INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CAn be made more inclusive.