Aims & Scope
African development is a multidimensional process involving economic development, the advancement of human capabilities, environmental security, a richer cultural life, and greater political and social freedom. IJAD is the outcome of successful biennial international conferences on African development organized since 2001 in the United States and Ethiopia. The journal aspires to be a leading scholarly publication on critical human development issues concerning Africa. The journal aims to serve as a forum for dialogue, research, and knowledge necessary for institutional and policy reforms to enhance sustainable development, good governance, human rights and peace in African countries. Since good governance is a critical cross-cutting factor in African development, the journal solicits papers with a special focus on good governance, though we welcome submissions on all other themes. Governance has political, economic and institutional dimensions. Governance is defined as the institutions by which political authority is exercised, including how governments are selected and monitored, and their capacity to effectively formulate policies and provide public services.