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Guidelines of Submission

Guidelines for Submission

Say for Development is an open source. We encourage everyone to make contributions to Say for Development. All submissions must be related to development issues and can be made in the following categories:

  1. Academic
  • Articles must be original and intended to be published at Say for Development. Once published, the author reserves the right to publish it elsewhere but must mention that Say for Development is the original publisher.
  • Articles must be written in English.
  • The maximum length of an article is 3500 words (excluding bibliography).
  • Articles must be referenced: including in-text citations and a bibliography.
  • Any standard method of referencing is acceptable, e.g. APA, MLA, Harvard and Endnotes
  • Submissions must include an abstract of maximum 100 words and a short profile of the author(s).
  1. Opinion/Reflection
  • The maximum length of an opinion/reflection piece is 2000 words.
  • Submissions must include a short profile of the author(s).
  1. Photo Story
  • A story can be either a single photograph or a sequence (maximum six photographs).
  • All photographs must be accompanied by a description including the date and location of the photograph taken
  • All photographs should be submitted in jpeg format (maximum size of 1 MB)

All submissions are subject to a panel review and must be submitted to

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What roles can foreigners play in community development? A reflection.

Sarabe Chan*

In community development, we often hear that foreigners should be the facilitator or technical assistant, while locals should take the lead in programmes. While I strongly believe that foreigners must embrace some fundamental values and attitude when practicing development in other countries, I also believe that the roles that foreigners and nationals play need not be so clearly defined. Despite so, I sometimes wonder how foreigners contribute more effectively.

Men and Women in Gender and Development: A Conversation with Andrea Cornwall (University of Sussex)

“Compassion and love should underpin everything we do in the name of ‘development’”

The recent US election that has resulted in the victory of an openly misogynist and racist man has drawn our attention to the rise of right-wing movements in democratic countries. One of the many causes of the results of the US election and Brexit may derive from economically marginalised people using the only voice they had – their voting power – to speak out against their frustration. It is time to examine the inequality within countries in the Global North as part of the development agenda.

The field of Gender and Development has attempted to highlight inequality within development by using the lens of gender and intersectionality. These perspectives are needed more than ever to take into account the voice of the marginalised groups. Say for Development spoke to an expert of Gender and Development, Prof. Andrea Cornwall, the Head of the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex (UK). 

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