About Gender & Development

Gender & Development is a unique journal that is also a project. Its aim is to inspire, influence and support development and humanitarian policy and practice, promoting  social justice and gender equality. Published by Oxfam for 25 years in partnership with Routledge/Taylor & Francis, the journal has become essential reading.

We publish accessible yet rigorous articles by gender and development practitioners, policymakers and researchers, and feminist activists from around the globe.

Each of our three issues per year focuses on a cutting-edge theme.

Editorial team

Editor: Caroline Sweetman

Assistant Editor:  Liz Cooke

Content Development Editor: Yas Taherzadeh

Associate Editors

Ruth Pearson, University of Leeds, UK

Ines Smyth, Independent Consultant, UK

Editorial Advisory Group

  • Lina Abou-Habib, Research on Training and Development Action (CRTDA), Lebanon
  • Peggy Antrobus, DAWN, West Indies
  • Jo Beall, British Council, UK
  • Daniela Colombo, Founder and Former President, AIDOS, Italy
  • Camillia El-Solh, Socio-economist/Consultant, UK
  • Valeria Esquivel, International Labour Office, Switzerland
  • Alda Facio, Special Rapporteur & Chair, UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and Practice, and Founder and Academic Director, Women’s Human Rights Education Institute, Centre for Women’s Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Anne Marie Goetz, New York University, USA
  • Caren Grown, World Bank, USA
  • Noeleen Heyzer, Former Executive Director, UNESCAP, Thailand
  • Suad Joseph, University of California, USA
  • Naila Kabeer, London SChool of Economics, UK
  • Deborah Kasente, Makerere University, Uganda
  • Joanna Kerr, Executive Director, Greenpeace Canada
  • Koos Kingma, Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands
  • Sara Hlupekile Longwe, FEMNET, Zambia
  • Maitrayee Mukhopadhyay, Royal Tropical Institute, The Netherlands
  • Ranjani K. Murthy, Researcher and Consultant, India
  • Lata Narayanaswamy, University of Leeds, UK
  • Shirin M. Rai, University of Warwick, UK
  • Aruna Rao, Gender at Work, India and USA
  • Amartya Sen, Harvard University, USA
  • Gita Sen, Indian Institute of Management, India
  • Ellen Sprenger, Independent Strategist and Consultant, Canada
  • Rieky Stuart, Gender at Work, Canada
  • Feleke Tadele, Oxfam, Ethiopia
  • Nidhi Tandon, Consultant and Trainer, Canada

Write for the journal

Contributions are welcome from all involved in development initiatives: policy-makers and practitioners, researchers both inside and outside academia, and feminist activists.

Gender & Development is published three times a year, in March, July, and November. Articles blend clear accessible style with rigour and referencing, to be useful to the widest possible readership. For more details see our guidelines below.

Article Guidelines Book Review Guidelines

As the journal is thematic, all articles are fully commissioned through Calls for Contributions.

Forthcoming themes

Migrants in a Global Economy (March 2019, fully commissioned)
Humanitarian Action and Crisis Response
(July 2019, fully commissioned)
Feminist Values in Research (November 2019, fully commissioned)

For further information, contact the Editor, Caroline Sweetman at csweetman@oxfam.org.uk.

Read the journal

Gender & Development is published for Oxfam by Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

For details about subscribing to the journal, please visit the Taylor & Francis website. For those who cannot afford to subscribe, individual articles from the journal are available free of charge in line with the journal’s aims as a development project, by arrangement with the publishers.

Articles are free to access via the Oxfam Policy & Practice website.

Subscription rates

A Special Rate of £40/US$70 is available to any subscriber with an address in a low or middle income country. Visit the website for information on how to access this rate.

Please note this rate is not available for subscriptions placed via a subscriptions agent.

2019 rates

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plus VATPrint and online access

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Personal rate


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Low/Middle Income Country


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All subscription rates for Gender & Development, except the Institutional Online rate, include both print and online access. Online access is to the current volume and full journal archive.

Subscriptions purchased at the personal rate are strictly for personal, non-commercial use only. The reselling of personal subscriptions is prohibited. Personal subscriptions must be purchased with a personal cheque or credit card. Proof of personal status may be requested.

For more information about how to subscribe, and to read a sample copy, visit the Routledge/Taylor & Francis website.

E-books and books

Selected issues of the journal from past years are available as e-books and books, published by Practical Action Publishing as the ‘Working in Gender & Development’ series. Details can be found on Practical Action’s website.