DevNet connects academics, students and development practitioners to facilitate the exchange of ideas, information and research.

The Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network links people and organisations involved and interested in the broad field of international development in Aotearoa New Zealand and the wider world.




DevNet's conferences have been held biennially since 1998. Find out about past conferences.
The 2014 DevNet conference was hosted by Otago University on 27-29th November 2014. Many of the presentations and papers have now been posted on the conference page, along with photos from the event. Please check them out!


Emma Mawdsley (University of Cambridge) has shared her thoughts on the '1 thing' that could make development efforts more effective. This can be viewed on the video page, along with contributions from Anthony Bebbington, Richard Peet, John Overton, Brenda Killen, Rae Julian, Barry Coates, Ofa Guttenbeil-Likiliki and Severeine Blaise.

DevNet Conference 2014

Tony BebbingtonHakimehRegina Emma CherylLecture theatreDora and CalvinPollyOtagoStudentsEmma Gisela JoWarwick John OJeph

See all conference photos