Highlighted Research and Institutions



A website dedicated entirely to sport and development. Visit site»

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unicef on sports for development

Contributing to the integration of orphans or other vulnerable children (OVCs) in their communities through their participation in sport activities with other children. Visit site»

Sport-For-Development in the news


Study shows positive correlation between playing sports, better self-image among girls

A new report has found a positive correlation between playing sports and increased confidence, body image, academic performance and personal relationships. Read article»



Sport Promoting Human Development and Well-Being

Sport, Life Skills and Global Citizenship. Read article»


sport for community development

Research from the Clearinghouse for Sport, Australian Sports Commission. Read article»

Sports for development: more than just fun & Games?

The use of sport for social good. Read article»


The world Bank

Why sports & development go hand in hand. Read article»


Health fitness revolution

Top 10 health benefits of youth sports. Read article»


the chronicle of higher education

The Case for Play: How a handful of researchers are trying to save childhood. Read article»



Haitian amputees find new outlet for soccer. Read article»

sports illustrated

Martin Luther King "understood importance of sports". Read article»