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Columns are opinion articles from regular SciDev.Net journalists around the world.

Opinion articles generally cover the positions adopted by various stakeholders in global, or regional, debates on key issues relating to SciDev.Net topics. Each opinion article is a personal statement by an authoritative author, expressing a point of view on a particular controversy. They aim to highlight important issues and present different perspectives. Opinion pieces may include reported facts or quotes, but emphasize the author’s own thoughts, personal preferences and conclusions.

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