Development Journal of the South

Development Journal of the South (DJS) is an open-access peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal published by the Nepal Study Center at the University of New Mexico. The journal intends to spur critical debate on issues faced by nations in Asia, Africa and Latin America, collectively known as the Global South.

DJS invites innovative papers grounded on theoretical and empirical work addressing sustainable economic, social and political issues of a nation or subnational units. The Journal emphasizes the integration of quantitative and qualitative information from natural, social and behavioral sciences. Insightful reviews of comparative development between two or more regions, between the North and the South, or between South and South are welcome. The goal of the Journal is to inform development debate from public policy and social welfare perspectives.

Prospective authors who are interested in submitting articles to the Development Journal of the South can refer to author guidelines and submission information:


Editorial Board

Editor in Chief:Managing Editor:
Dr. Alok BoharaDr. Mukti Upadhyay
University of New MexicoEastern Illinois University

Dr. Kishore GawandeDr. Keshav BhattaraiDr. Jennifer ThacherDr. Jose Pagan
University of Texas, AustinUniversity of Central MissouriUniversity of New MexicoNational Academy of Medicine

Production Management Team

  • Dr. Prakash Adhikari, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Central Michigan University
  • Dr. Steven Archambault, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business, New Mexico State University
  • Ms. Soumi Roy Chowdhury (Doctoral Candidate, UNM, NSC Secretariat)
  • Dr. Menuka Karki (UNM, post-doc)
  • Dr. Sakib Mahmud, Assistant Professor, Department of Business and Economics, University of Wisconsin-Superior
  • Dr. Naresh Nepal (UNM, post-doc)
  • Dr. Shikha Silwal, Assistant Professor Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics, Washington and Lee University


Table of Contents


Animesh Giri, Vinish Shrestha
Todd Wallenius, Barbara Grossman-Thompson