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International Development: Working Papers & Reports

Finding Working Papers

Google scholar

Recent working papers after are very easy to find via Google and Google scholar, although you may find it difficult to determine which is the most recent version depending on how you access them.

Services like RePEc and SSRN allow for a more controlled searching of working paper series and author pages.

Oxford Department of International Development Working Papers

Online Services


columbia international affairs online (CIAO)

The most comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs, CIAO includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.


The Bodleian Social Science Library maintains a collection of Working and Discussion papers in the subject areas of:
  • International Development,
  • Refugee Studies,
  • Politics and International Relations,
  • Economics.

WPs+DPs on ORA

Oxford Research Archive

Contains electronic versions of research publications and other research output produced by members of the University of Oxford: copies of journal articles, conference papers, working papers, theses, reports and other types of scholarly research publications.
The full text of many of these items is freely available. Members of the University of Oxford may deposit items in ORA.