Have an idea you would like to share? Looking for ways to share your research with a wider audience?

The IGD is now accepting submissions for the IGD's new blog series, GoingGlobal@UNSW. This series responds to a need for diverse perspectives on critical development issues from our broader community.

By writing for the IGD blog you can:

  • Have your ideas published in an accessible and engaging way,
  • Contribute to UNSW's flagship development blog,
  • Develop skills writing for an online platform and audience,
  • Have your writing shared with our community of over 1000 development practitioners, students and researchers,
  • Share your passion for development issues with the UNSW community and beyond, and
  • Contribute to ongoing development discourse on the global agenda for sustainable development.

Our authors are diverse – we welcome submissions from the UNSW community including students, as well as from the development community at large. We also welcome authors from other disciplines; that is, those from other disciplines working in development and those who are working in and from development contexts. We encourage authors to provide us with some information about themselves when they submit an EOI so that we can understand their positionality and experience.

We would love to hear your idea! We accept blogs on all areas of development and submissions should broadly relate to one of our three priority areas:

  • Equity
  • Sustainability
  • Partnerships, Practice and Global Goals

You can read more about these priority themes here.

Submissions should approach the chosen topic with a lens that acknowledges one of these priority areas, as well as links to global development more broadly. For students, we strongly encourage picking a topic you are passionate about or reworking an essay you particularly enjoyed writing. For academics and practitioners, this is also a useful opportunity to profile new events or recently released papers or books.

We accept two types of blog posts:


Word limit: 800 – 1000 words

These pieces explain a current and relevant development issue drawing on relevant research and literature. The piece should consider different perspectives, theoretical frameworks and illustrate current situations relevant to development issues. These pieces are written simply and are designed to communicate depth of a particular issue.

Research to Practice Insight

Word limit: 500 – 800 words

These pieces reflect on applied and critical development in practice. These pieces can be reflective (such as personal reflections, autoethnographic pieces and learnings from a project or experience), or can focus on issues related how development is practiced.

We are also open to accept photo essays, interviews or co-authored pieces - have a chat to us and we can work with you.

Please write directly to k.lochner@unsw.edu.au if you are interested in writing for our blog.

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