Aim and Scope


The Development Review is an international Journal aimed at bringing the voices from the grassroots. It is a scholarly open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary,  journal focusing on theories, methods and applications in the development sector.  It is published quarterly.Specific focus of the journal would be on the following subjects.

 The main objective of the journal is to bring together technical and applied research findings and use them to advocate policy changes.  The Development Review publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, theories in practice, technical notes, and book reviews.


The Development Review is an open source journal published independantly by The Development Cafe' an international think tank based in Nairobi, Kenya with operations in Canada, Romania and India. The Development Cafe conducts high impact research and uses scientific knowledge to advocate people friendly policies for poverty alleviation.

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First Issue: The first issue of The Development Review is on "Livelihoods" - Tools, Innovations and Approaches that work is Scheduled to be released on September 30, 2012. Click here to read more