Welcome to Development Today, the independent online journal specialising on political, business and environmental issues related to Nordic and multilateral development assistance.

Development Today, founded in December 1991 by a group of Nordic journalists, is based on the simple conviction that the only true guarantee of editorial independence is full financial independence from players in the aid field. This is the basic rule for reporting on politics and business affairs; press coverage of development assistance deserves no special treatment.

As such, Development Today has from the beginning, and maintains to this day, a policy of not accepting funding from donors, NGOs or other aid actors. As far as we know, Development Today remains the only specialised aid publication with this strict editorial line. The journal is financed primarily through subscriptions. This policy has helped to maintain the high standard of journalism and established Development Today as an authoritative source of information for decision makers in the development assistance field in some 30 countries world-wide.

Originally established as a paper journal in 1991, Development Today started its first web site in 2001 with all articles published on both platforms. From October 2017, DT has become a fully online journal with weekly updates for subscribers. A new web site is being developed and will be launched December 2019.