About the Journal

East African Researcher (EAR) is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes empirical articles, critical reviews and case studies that are of interest to policy makers, scholars and practitioners. The Journal puts particular focus upon issues that are of concern to the Third World. It is the goal of the Journal to advance knowledge and debate in fields that are critical to the development of the Third World, by providing a platform through which scholars and practitioners can share their views, findings and experiences. Due to the diverse nature of development, contributions are accepted from a wide range of disciplines and preference is given to articles that integrate multiple disciplinary perspectives. Contributions that examine developments at national, regional and continental level are particularly welcome. All the manuscripts received are subjected to blind review, by the Editor and at least two editorial consultants. The editorial policy of JDS aims at giving authors timely and constructive feedback and the Journal is particularly interested in assisting able researchers but who may be inexperienced in the area of publishing.