Who we are
VoxDev is a research into practice platform where economists, policy practitioners and
implementers from both the public and private sectors can weigh in on current and emerging
development challenges. Expert contributors will provide insightful commentary, analysis, and
evidence to bear on particular policy questions and challenges in a format that is accessible to
both specialist and non-specialist audiences in development.
What do our Columns look like?
The primary objective is accessibility and understandability of economic research for nontechnical
audiences. This means translating complex econometrics in a manner that preserves
the original research idea while still conveying key findings and policy implications of the
research in a manner that is clearly understood.
VoxDev pieces are typically:
Who can contribute?
While most of the analysis we showcase on VoxDev draws on original and frontier development
economics research, we are also keen to welcome contributions from development experts,
policymakers, practitioners, and private sector stakeholders.
Submission process and deadlines
Submission process: All content for VoxDev should be submitted through email@example.com.
All pieces or ideas for pieces will be reviewed by our editorial board, and will be copyedited to
conform to the VoxDev style guide, outlined above. Copyediting is intended to ensure all our
content follows a clear structure and remains accessible to non-technical audiences.
An email will always be sent to notify you, in advance, of the publication date of your piece.
Once we have officially launched, we anticipate editorial turnarounds to be much faster, with the
turnaround from submission to publication expected to take approximately 2 weeks.
Cross-posting and sharing content
VoxDev is committed the principles of open-access and knowledge sharing, so we welcome any
invitations to cross-post or share our content through other platforms. We simply ask that you
wait until the piece has been published for at least 24 hours on VoxDev and that all shared
content includes a written attribution and link back to the original post. If you wish to submit
content that has previously been published elsewhere, it will be subject to the same editorial
processes and will need to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for review. Older content should be