The results of the SIID global consultative exercise, ID100, have been published in the latest edition of the Development Policy Review. This exercise  sought to collaboratively identify 100 research questions of critical importance for the post-2015 international development agenda. The questions were gathered and selected via a broad participatory consultative exercise involving more than 700 people from 34 countries.

They include a combination of long-standing problems as well as new challenges emerging from recent socio-political and environmental changes. Well-established concerns about the rights of women, and of vulnerable groups such as poor workers, small-scale farmers, people with disabilities, children and ethnic minorities feature alongside emerging issues, including the role of business in protecting human rights, and information and communication technologies as tools for empowerment and the value of art in development.

The open access paper can be accessed in full here.

The paper was coordinated by Dr Lorenza Fontana, Dr Johan Oldekop, Ms Nicole Roughton and Professor Jean Grugel and published by SIID at the University of Sheffield, an interdisciplinary research institute committed to generating new approaches to research and methods in development; and by United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), a research institute within the UN system.

Abstract

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) herald a new phase for international development. This article presents the results of a consultative exercise to collaboratively identify 100 research questions of critical importance for the post-2015 international development agenda. The final shortlist is grouped into nine thematic areas and was selected by 21 representatives of international and non-governmental organisations and consultancies, and 14 academics with diverse disciplinary expertise from an initial pool of 704 questions submitted by 110 organisations based in 34 countries. The shortlist includes questions addressing long-standing problems, new challenges and broader issues related to development policies, practices and institutions. Collectively, these questions are relevant for future development-related research priorities of governmental and non-governmental organisations worldwide and could act as focal points for transdisciplinary research collaborations.