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All members can add or review readings. Items can be books or articles that you found particularly pertinent or interesting. Readings must be relevant to the broad area of International Development.


You're welcome to add a Reading, a Review or both. If you are not the author of the review you wish to submit, please make sure to check copyright permissions first. We cannot accept items posted in breach of copyright. Most websites will have a clear policy on partial or complete electronic reprint.

If you wish to review an existing item, please simply send us your review to, along with your full name and affiliation if any, and we will post it for you.

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1. Make sure you are logged in. Click the link at the bottom to open the Add or Review Reading window.

2. Choose the Category in which the Reading should appear in.


3. Add the Book or Article Title. Please make sure to use the full original title.


4. In the “Introductory Text” field, please start by adding the year of publication in brackets, and name(s) of the author(s) in bold, followed be a new line. You can now copy and paste a maximum of around 100 words of your introduction to the book. This is the text readers see when your item is not in full view.


5. If necessary, you can now add the remainder of your introduction in the “Main Text” field. You can either copy and paste existing text from a document or edit the article online (making sure to save every 30 mins to avoid losing work).

6. If available, please create the heading “Cover Description” below your introduction, and add the book’s Cover Description.

7. Now, if you wish to add a review, please create the heading “Reviews” and add your review.
8. Now that you are done either save or cancel .

9. Simply wait for us to review and publish your contribution. This will usually take less than 48 hours during weekdays. We’ll add the book cover and make sure the formatting is correct.

If you later need to edit your text, you can do so as soon as it is published by logging in and then navigating to the item in question. Open your article in full view and click on the edit button . Only your items will have the edit button next to it.

If you run into any problems please don’t hesitate to send us an email at

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