The International Journal of Development Dialogue (IJDD) is an open access, peer-reviewed international journal for researchers and professionals to dialogue on development issues. The focus of IJDD is on contemporary development issues, dynamics as well as challenges in an interdisciplinary research context. IJDD publishes original research articles, review articles, book reviews, commentaries, perspectives and opinion articles. The articles are drawn from several disciplines including: Economics, Geography, Environmental Studies, Education, Demography, Sociology, Political Science, Law, Anthropology, History, Psychology, Ethics, and Development Studies, among others. Relevant articles from the Physical and Biological Sciences are also welcome. IJDD is published monthly.