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Collective Development is a blog and forum for exploring development practice.

Conceived in 2011 by a group of UK postgraduates with academic specialisms in development, this is a space to engage with the transition that graduates make (or try to make) from development academic to development professional.

We are interested in the anthropology of development practice, what parallels are there between development theory and the reality of its experience? Can or should we apply the same critiques? What is it like to be a young activist, development worker, intern or jobseeker? What insights can development academia offer its everyday practice?

We recognise the value of such discussions, and exist to facilitate meaningful and valuable debate.

We welcome articles, news pieces, opinion pieces and reflections from young practitioners or aspirants – and we hope to provide a forum through which development academia can provide a window on its practice.

If you would like to contribute, please take a look at the Information for Contributors .

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