This essay presents a summary and critique of the book entitled Open Development: Networked Innovations in International Development. Open Development presents a compilation of chapters from a diverse set of researchers and frontline experts within the field of International Development. The volume was published in late 2013 by MIT Press in Cambridge Massachusetts and is a result of work initiated through the International Development Research Center. Open Development was chosen for this critique because it provides innovative strategies new to the field of international development. As such, it presents a crucial opportunity for members of the international development community to engage in critical learning and dialogue regarding the use of open access models which provide the field with a means to more effectively combat the multitude of negative trends and social issues facing today’s global community. [AUTHOR ABSTRACT]



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