The Swedish Development Research Network (SweDev) is a member-based network consisting of research groups, units or departments in different research environments in Sweden and individuals working with development research and training. It is a multidisciplinary academic network with no political or religious affiliations. 

SweDev aims to:

– encourage and support contacts, cooperation and sharing of information between researchers, lecturers and students of development studies at the various research environments around Sweden 

– enhance contact and cooperation between researchers and development practitioners and policymakers 

– support the biennial National Conference on Development Research in Sweden. 

As an initial step SEI together with the Expert Group on Aid Studies (EBA) conducted a mapping study to get a deeper understanding of the current development research community in Sweden.

Access the results of the mapping study and the governance procedures for SweDev below.

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Members of the SweDev Steering Committee:

  • Fredrik Söderbaum, University of Gothenburg (Chair)
  • Elin Bjarnegård, Uppsala University
  • Jonas Ewald, Linnaeus University
  • Flora Hajdu, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Magnus Jirström, Lund University
  • Richard Lalander, Södertörn University
  • Henning Melber, Nordic Africa Institute
  • Cecilia Strand, Uppsala University
  • Kajsa Johansson, Linneaus University (PhD representative)
  • Janet Vähämäki, Stockholm Environment Institute and Stockholm University (Ex-officio Member)