From 2010 until the end of 2020, INTRAC was responsible for the editorship of Development in Practice, one of the best-known journals in the development sector. Development in Practice offers practice-relevant analysis and research relating to development, providing a worldwide forum for the exchange of ideas and practical experiences among practitioners, academics, policy shapers, and activists. By challenging current assumptions, the journal seeks to stimulate new thinking and ways of working.
Development in Practice was set up by Oxfam in 1991. Its founding editor, Brian Pratt, was also founding Director of INTRAC from 1991 to 2013. Brian served as Editor in Chief of Development in Practice during INTRAC’s tenure, with Adam Houlbrook as Deputy Editor.
INTRAC and Development in Practice share a common commitment to a core mission – to disseminate and share the research and practice of international development to a global audience. The journal publishes articles, practical notes, viewpoints, review essays, and literature reviews. INTRAC is proud to have held the editorship of Development in Practice, to have grown its readership year on year, and to have reached a point where around 50% of the journal’s contributors and peer reviewers were from the global South.
The editorial, and some articles in most issues, are free to view. You can also browse the full list of open access articles from the journal. The journal has also published a number of special issues. Details of the special issues published during INTRAC’s editorship are available below.