Development Studies Association of Australia and Development in Practice 2022 Journal Article Award

Development in Practice is pleased to announce our support for the Development Studies Association of Australia’s 2022 Conference “Un/Doing Development” with two journal article awards for higher-degree research students who are attending the DSAA conference. Each award winner will receive a prize of AUD 300, as well as open access publication of their submission (subject to acceptance by the journal) with Development in Practice.

The due date for submission is 29th July 2022 (extended from the previous due date of the 1st of June 2022); submissions should be sent as PDF or Word attachment to the journal’s email:

Manuscripts must adhere to Development in Practice’s manuscript guideline, which can be viewed in the journal’s Instructions to Authors.

The paper’s theme must fall within the broader themes of the DSAA conference, including:

  • Rethinking economic development in the global economy, especially assumptions of economic growth for all
  • Indigenous perspectives and contributions to debates on development
  • Gender and development, especially gender and intersectionality, and transforming gender relations
  • Disability and development
  • Contradictions between theory and practice in development
  • Alternatives to development
  • Sustainable development in the Global South and the Global North
  • Climate change and development
  • Sustainable development and technology transfer
  • The UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Peace and development
  • Conflict and development
  • The humanitarian/development nexus
  • Community development
  • Overseas development aid agendas. including decolonising development

Edited by the Development Studies Association of Australia,  Development in Practice publishes research from around the world that promotes critical inquiry and reflection, it is a resource for teaching and offers a contribution to global development. The DSAA seeks to facilitate collaborations and engagement within and beyond the academy, encouraging contributions from both scholars and practitioners.

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2022 Prize Winner

DiP and DSAA are delighted to announce Pranjali Das as the winner of the 2022 DSAA & DiP HDR Journal Award, for the article “Investing emotions at work: an exploratory study of women’s experience in Indian NGOs”.Abstract: This article studies the experience of emotional labour by women in Indian NGOs. Drawing on in-depth interviews with 11 women across four anti-trafficking organisations in Kolkata, the article highlights how emotional labour has been rationalised and naturalised as women’s work. It shares the emotional distress and vulnerability encountered by women due to under-recognition of their labour. Despite the overwhelming nature of their work, women consider it as a trade-off for the empowerment they experience due to their memberships with NGOs. Concluding remarks address the need for NGOs to support the well being of their workers.