30 Best International Development Podcasts
International Development Podcasts
Here are 30 Best International Development Podcasts worth listening to in 2023
1. Harvard Center for International Development
Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
The Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University is a university-wide center that works to advance the understanding of development challenges and offer viable solutions to problems of global poverty. CID is Harvard's leading research hub focusing on resolving the dilemmas of public policy associated with generating stable, shared, and sustainable prosperity in developing countries.
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Play⋅ 17.3K⋅ 16.4K ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 21 min ⋅ Sep 2016 Get Email Contact
2. Oxford Society for International Development
Oxford, England, UK
The official Oxford Society for International Development podcast. We interview leaders and key thinkers in the field of international development to generate discussion around some of the biggest challenges facing today's global society.
Play⋅ 2.4K⋅ 171 ⋅15 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 39 min ⋅ May 2020 Get Email Contact
3. ODI live events
London, England, UK
Live recordings of events from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), an independent, global think tank, working for a sustainable and peaceful world in which every person thrives. Our events cover everything from climate change and migration to gender and the Sustainable Development Goals. Join the global discussion of international development and humanitarian issues.
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Play⋅ 80.1K⋅ 139.4K ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 80 min ⋅ Feb 2015 Get Email Contact
4. Good Will Hunters
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Join us as Rachel Mason Nunn explores the nuanced world of international development by talking to experts and game-changers whose voices and work are critical to radically transforming the sector and our communities for the better. Listen in and be prepared to hear from incredible people who push us to rethink international development, and how we can create meaningful and long-lasting change.
Play⋅ 847⋅ 362 ⋅16 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 35 min ⋅ Jun 2018 Get Email Contact
5. Global Development Institute Podcast
Manchester, England, UK
Global Development Institute at The University of Manchester: where critical thinking meets social justice. In each episode, they will bring you the latest thinking, insights, and debate in development studies.
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Play⋅ 11.1K⋅ 14.6K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 37 min ⋅ Jul 2017 Get Email Contact
6. In Pursuit Of Development
If you are interested in democracy, governance, poverty eradication, and climate change, this is your go-to podcast development. This podcast will enable you to examine development interventions critically. It will also help you better understand how 'promising' policies, programs, and practices can be deployed in a range of international contexts.
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Play⋅ 889⋅ 2.4K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 53 min ⋅ Jun 2020 Get Email Contact
7. GDP | The Global Development Primer
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
The podcast about all issues in International Development Studies. Your host is Dr. Bob Huish, broadcasting from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The podcast covers the basics of International Development while featuring the work of researchers and practitioners from around the world. This is your podcast to learn more about International Development and to stay in touch with important global issues.
Play⋅ 880 ⋅3 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 27 min ⋅ Nov 2019 Get Email Contact
8. Africa Science Focus
Wallingford, England, UK
Africa Science Focus offers weekly insight into the impact that science is having on health, technology and agriculture in Africa. Produced by SciDev.Net, the world's leading source of news, views and analysis about science and technology for global development.
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Play⋅ 70.2K⋅ 26.4K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 16 min Get Email Contact
9. The Asia Foundation | InAsia Podcast
San Francisco, California, US
What does international development really mean? Hosts John Rieger and Tracie Yang take us on a journey to meet the people on the ground shaping Asia's future.
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Play⋅ 111.7K⋅ 31.1K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 15 min Get Email Contact
10. Studies in National and International Development Podcast Series
Studies in National and International Development (SNID) is the longest-running weekly, interdisciplinary seminar series at Queen's University. Since 1983, SNID has proudly hosted prominent Canadian and international scholars who bring fresh perspectives to issues of local, national, and global development. Here, this podcast series features audio footage of lectures from the SNID seminars.
Play 1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 77 min ⋅ Oct 2019 Get Email Contact
11. Growth Lab Podcast Series
Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
Led by Ricardo Hausmann, the Growth Lab at Harvard's Center for International Development works to understand the dynamics of growth and to translate those insights into more effective policymaking in developing countries. The Growth Lab places increased economic diversity and complexity at the center of the development story and uncovers how countries move into industries that offer increased productivity.
Play⋅ 17.3K⋅ 9.3K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 26 min ⋅ Nov 2016 Get Email Contact
12. The Development Podcast
Washington, District of Columbia, US
Give us 20 minutes, and we'll take you on a journey around the world of international development in this flagship podcast from the World Bank Group. Everyday World Bank researchers and staffers are working to address the biggest international problems - everything from poverty to climate change, education to nutrition, and a whole lot more. Through conversations focused on revealing the latest data, the best research, and the solutions making the world a better place, let hosts Paul Blake and Raka Banerjee introduce you to the folks working to make the world a better place.
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Play⋅ 2.7M⋅ 3.8M ⋅9 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 28 min ⋅ Jan 2020 Get Email Contact
13. Catalyst McGill podcast | Candid
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Welcome to Catalyst McGill's International Development podcast. We speak to students and faculty in the world of international development studies, gaining perspective on global events.
Play⋅ 324⋅ 33 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 31 min ⋅ Mar 2021 Get Email Contact
14. DevDispatch Podcast
Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe
The DevDispatch Podcast is your gateway into the latest and most relevant knowledge and information in the global development and social change sector. With each podcast, DevDispatch aspires to deliver to its listeners carefully curated information and important insight from development publications to advance social change on the continent.
Play⋅ 742 ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 35 min ⋅ Jan 2020 Get Email Contact
Washington, District of Columbia, US
News, analysis and business insights from Devex, the media platform for the global development community.
Play⋅ 164.4K⋅ 111.3K ⋅4 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 24 min ⋅ Jan 2018 Get Email Contact
16. A Deeper Look Podcast
Durham, North Carolina, US
A Deeper Look podcast explores what works and what doesn't in global development. FHI 360's CEO, Patrick Fine, hosts conversations with creative thinkers, respected leaders, and local actors at the forefront of human development and who bring diverse perspectives to timely, high-stakes, and sometimes controversial issues affecting people worldwide.
Play⋅ 66.7K⋅ 48.4K ⋅ Mar 2016 Get Email Contact
17. The Blue Continent Podcast
Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Veteran journalist and international development expert Brennan Pürtzer hosts interviews with global innovators addressing issues the world over.
Play⋅ 40⋅ 42 ⋅ May 2020 Get Email Contact
18. The new IDeal
Hello everyone! The new IDeal is a podcast created by four International Relations academics so we could bring International Development analysis to everyone! Hope you enjoy it!
Play Jan 2021 Get Email Contact
19. Wealth of Nations Podcast
The Wealth of Nations is a podcast about the causes of global development and underdevelopment. Why is the average income of an American almost a hundred times greater than that of the average person in the Central African Republic? Why do people still die of tuberculosis, malaria, and yaws, diseases that were eradicated decades ago in the US? Why are two-thirds of the people in Niger and South Sudan illiterate? I hope to examine the historical, political, and economic forces at the root of these questions in this podcast.
Play⋅ 59 ⋅ Aug 2017 Get Email Contact
20. Warwick Global Development Society | The Podcast
Coventry, England, UK
The Warwick Global Development Society is organized by postgraduate students on the MA in International Development at the University of Warwick. We hope to further understanding and awareness of development theory and practice through a program of talks and events covering a wide variety of issues, from globalization to the role of TNCs, to the gendered dimensions of development. Welcome to our podcast, where we will talk to academics, politicians, and NGOs from all across the world on pressing issues in the field of international development
Play⋅ 280 ⋅ Jan 2021 Get Email Contact
21. Rethinking Development Podcast
Long-form, personal conversations with international development and humanitarian aid practitioners, thinkers, activists, academics, and more. Conversations center on lived experiences and reflections on ethical issues, power dynamics, systemic challenges, and lessons learned. Common themes: redistributing power, working with diverse stakeholders, negotiating partnerships, measuring impact, learning from mistakes, doing no harm, building trust, ensuring accountability, rejecting savior complexes, racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination, and much more
1K⋅ 622 ⋅1 episode / year ⋅ May 2019 Get Email Contact
22. Global Pursuit Podcast
Missoula, Montana, US
This podcast is to inspire young people to contribute to tackling global challenges!
Play⋅ 129 ⋅ Feb 2021 Get Email Contact
23. The IPDA Podcast
The podcast of the International Development Association. For discussion around research and practice on professional learning.
Play⋅ 2.5K ⋅17 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 14 min ⋅ Nov 2020 Get Email Contact
24. The Counterpod
Arlington, Virginia, US
The Counterpod is Counterpart International's monthly podcast bringing you stories from the frontlines of international development.
Play⋅ 16.6K⋅ 4.5K ⋅ Jan 2020 Get Email Contact
25. International Development Practices
Malaga, Andalucia, Spain
This podcast channel is a platform for sharing actual practices in the field of international development. Highly qualified practitioners share their experience with Julien Hautier, the founder of Value4Dev. Recognizing that most discussions in the field of development focus on policies at the macro-level, this podcast digs into what is happening at meso-level. How are policies translated to practice and what we can learn from those who implement these national and international policies?
Play⋅ 21⋅ 25 ⋅ Mar 2021 Get Email Contact
26. Talks for Global Development
Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
TGD is an interdisciplinary organization where students, teachers and researchers raise awareness about the socio-economic and environmental challenges of the present in order to inspire the TU/e community to create, design and implement innovative technological solutions for sustainable development. Our special attention is reserved for the Global South, but we are indeed flexible regarding projects.This podcast channel will cover multiple topics regarding SDGs, stay tuned.
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Play⋅ 652 ⋅1 episode / year ⋅ Avg Length 18 min ⋅ Feb 2021 Get Email Contact
27. Global Development Review Podcast
The purpose of this podcast is to engage with global development issues and to understand how the development of policies, practices and politics contributes or challenges social justice delivery. The idea of this show is to have a dialogue with marginalized groups, experts, activists, researchers, among others, and to critically reflect and discuss the wide range of challenges that our world is facing today. This includes political, social, economic, and environmental justice issues.
Play⋅ 5.9K⋅ 661 ⋅3 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 40 min ⋅ May 2021 Get Email Contact
28. Small Changes | Global-development
London, England, UK
Small Changes is a podcast series of one-on-one interviews with people who've seen a problem in the world and set out to change it often in small and unexpected ways.
8.5M⋅ 10.9M ⋅ Jan 2011 Get Email Contact
29. History of Global Development
Shanghai, Shanghai, China
The Center for the History of Global Development is a research focus established at the College of Liberal Arts at Shanghai University. Through conferences, workshops, publications, and discussion panels, the Center seeks to contribute to interdisciplinary scholarly debates on the repercussions of development as a phenomenon that has shaped much of recent global history while remaining conceptually vague or contradictory.
Play⋅ 257⋅ 63 ⋅ Oct 2020 Get Email Contact
International Development Podcasters
|Podcaster Name||Podcast Link||Total Episodes|
|Global Development Institute||soundcloud.com||74|
|Overseas Development Institute||soundcloud.com||50|
|Dr. Robert Huish||anchor.fm||25|
|Good Will Hunters||goodwillhunterspodcast.com.au||20|
|Harvard Center for International Development||soundcloud.com||19|
|The Asia Foundation||asiafoundation.org||17|
|International Development Association||anchor.fm||16|
|Oxford Society for International Development||oxsid.org||15|
|CFRC 101.9 FM||podcast.cfrc.ca||12|
International Development Podcast Topics
|Topic||Number of episodes|
|Studies In National And International Development Podcast Series||23|