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Sanjaya Lall Prize

Oxford Development Studies

The Board of Oxford Development Studies awards two prizes in honour of the late Sanjaya Lall, formerly Managing Editor of the journal and Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford. The Sanjaya Lall Prize is awarded every year for the best article published in the previous year’s volume. The Sanjaya Lall Prize for Student Submissions is awarded every other year for the best article by a student published in the previous two years’ volumes

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Award-Winning Articles

Sanjaya Lall Prize

 Article TitleAuthorVol.
2018 WinnerProtecting future rights for future citizens: children’s property rights in fragile environmentsSandra F. JoiremanVol. 46
2017 WinnerPolitical reservation and female empowerment: evidence from Maharashtra, IndiaJan PriebeVol. 45
2017 WinnerThe politics of natural disasters in protracted conflict: the 2014 flood in KashmirRajesh Venugopal & Sameer YasirVol. 45
2016 WinnerAn alternative to ‘alternative development’?: Buen vivir and human development in Andean countriesRoger MerinoVol. 44
2015 WinnerCollusion, Co-option and Capture: Social Accountability and Social Audits in Karnataka, IndiaSalim Lakha, Durgam Rajasekhar & Ramachandra ManjulaVol. 43
2014 WinnerTo Be or Not to Be a Member of a Primary Co-operative in Brazil: Any Difference in Household Decision-Making and Gender Equality?Francesco Burchi & Sara VicariVol. 42
2013 WinnerThe Institutionalisation of ‘Noise’ and ‘Silence’ in Urban Politics: Riots and Compliance in Uganda and RwandaTom GoodfellowVol. 41
2012 WinnerMeasuring Openness: VADE, Not TradeMehrene LarudeeVol. 40
2011 WinnerA False Dichotomy? The Unresolved Tension Between Universal and Differentiated Citizenship in IndiaNiraja Jayal GopalVol. 39
2010 WinnerMigration as Emancipation? The Impact of Internal and International Migration on the Position of Women Left Behind in Rural MoroccoHein de Haas and Aleida van Rooij
Vol. 38
2009 WinnerBuddhist Feminist Transnational Networks, Female Ordination and Women’s EmpowermentEmma TomalinVol. 37
2009 WinnerSafety Net Perception and its Effects on Household Investment in Developing Countries: Chemical Fertilizer Input by Cambodian FarmersKenjiro YaguraVol. 37
2008 WinnerThe Good Governance Agenda: Beyond Indicators without TheoryMatt AndrewsVol. 36
2007 WinnerAid and the MDG Poverty Target: How Much is Required and How Should it Be Allocated?Edward Anderson and Hugh WaddingtonVol. 35
2007 WinnerConstructing and Contesting a Gujarati-Hindu Ethno-religious Identity Through Development Programmes in an Indian ProvinceNikita SudVol. 35
2006 WinnerThe Intergenerational Contract in the Changing Asian FamilyElisabeth J. CrollVol. 34
2006 Winner International Trade and Manufacturing Employment in the South: Four Country Case StudiesRhys Jenkins & Kunal SenVol. 34

Sanjaya Lall Prize for Student Submissions

Sanjaya Lall Prize for Student Submissions

 Article TitleAuthorVolume 
2017 - 2018 WinnerA meta-analysis examining the nature of trade-offs in microfinancePatrick Reichert Vol. 45 - 46
2015 - 2016 WinnerRationing and Accuracy of Targeting in India: The Case of the Rural Employment Guarantee ActUpasak DasVol. 43 - 44
2013 - 2014 WinnerDevelopment as Dignity: Dissensus, Equality and Contentious Politics in Bihar, IndiaIndrajit RoyVol. 41 - 42
2011 - 2012 WinnerAn Inquiry into the Financial Literacy and Cognitive Ability of Farmers: Evidence from Rural IndiaSarthak Gaurav & Ashish SinghVol. 39 - 40
2009 - 2010 WinnerFair Trade, Diversification and Structural Change: towards a broader theoretical framework of analysisAlastair SmithVol.37 - 38

Oxford Development Studies

Oxford Development Studies is a multidisciplinary academic journal aimed at the student, research and policy-making community, which provides a forum for rigorous and critical analysis of conventional theories and policy issues in all aspects of development, and aims to contribute to new approaches. It covers a number of disciplines related to development, including economics, history, politics, anthropology and sociology, and will publish quantitative papers as well as surveys of literature.

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