The Journal of Development Policy and Practice (JDPP) serves as a platform to bring together voices from civil society, and academic and policymaking circles for a deeper understanding of the policy formulation and implementation landscape in India and other nations. It is a comprehensive research tool for practitioners and students of public policy, economics, social sciences and public administration.

The journal seeks to strike a balance between theoretical, empirical/research-based and practice-oriented papers. All accepted papers go through rigorous double-blind peer reviews.

Journal of Development Policy and Practice (JDPP) is the flagship journal of the Centre for Development Policy and Practice (CDPP) and has been regularly published since 2015. The journal is published bi-annually through SAGE Publications.


Aims and Scope

Journal of Development Policy and Practice (JDPP) aims to document and discuss the process of development policy formulation, its practice and outcomes, bridging the gap between scholarship and practice, and reflecting on the relationship between theory and application of public policy.

Journal of Development Policy and Practice (JDPP) is committed to publishing relevant articles selected through a fair and rigorous peer review process, with the understanding that knowledge and experiences are best improved when shared and debated.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

JDPP will launch a Special Issue as part of the journal annually that will focus on Digital Empowerment. This unique edition is designed for a thorough and scholarly examination of advancements in policies and practices that foster digital empowerment on a national and global scale. The distinguished Chief Editor for this special issue will be Osama Manzar, the Founder-Director of the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF).


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Editor in Chief:

Osama Manzar, Founder-Director, Digital Empowerment Foundation



  • Bobby John, Managing Director, Aequitas Consulting Private Ltd, India
  • Amir Ullah Khan, Professor, MCRHRDI, Government of Telangana, India


Managing Editor

Anjana Divakar, Centre for Development Policy and Practice (CDPP), India

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Editorial Board Members:

  1. Dr. Naveen Thayyil Kamaluddin, Associate Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi
  2. Prof. Krishan Kumar Pandey, Professor, Jindal Global Business School (JGBS), and Dean, Office of Doctoral Studies, O. P. Jindal Global University (JGU)
  3. Prof. Rajni Goel, Professor and Former Chairperson, Information Systems and Supply Chain Management Department, School of Business, Howard University
  4. Prof. Anil Kumar, Senior Lecturer, Guildhall School of Business and Law, London Metropolitan University
  5. To-Hai Liou, Adjunct Professor, Department of Diplomacy, National Chengchi University
  6. Prof. Biju Mathew, Associate Professor, Department of Information Systems, Analytics and Supply Chain Management, Rider University
  7. Prof. Arshia Khan, Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, Swenson College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth
  8. Prof. Abdul Shaban, School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences.