About the Journal

Journal Overview

African Journal of Leadership and Development (AJOLD) is a peer-reviewed international journal published by Ethiopian Civil Service University. Established in 2016, AJOLD covers a broad range of topics with a special interest in leadership and development research. AJOLD publishes challenging and groundbreaking articles engaging intellectuals and change makers. In the promotion of applied studies, the African Journal of Leadership and Development is a biannual publication circulated in December and June of each academic year to reach a global readership interested in African studies and development. AJOLD is an open-access, peer-reviewed, and is published in both print and online versions.


  • The general aim of AJOLD:
    • To provide a platform for researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to exchange research findings, experiences, and views in reference to leadership and development issues in Ethiopia and broadly Africa.
    • To seek and publish rigorous research output for the benefit of researchers and readers on leadership and development issues.
  • To disseminate high-quality research papers to the African and global audiences interested in leadership and development issues of Ethiopia and Africa. The major focus of articles shall be on:
    • Encourage research on practical leadership and development solutions for leaders and policymakers.
    • Encourage individual and collaborative research for the benefit of African development and leadership.

Thematic Scope

The African Journal of Leadership and Development (AJOLD) is a bi-annual, double-blind, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by Ethiopian Civil Service University. AJOLD publishes research outputs focusing on the following and related fields:

  • Leadership and Development
  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Governance and Development
  • Urban Good Governance and Development
  • Public Policy and Development
  • Public Service Reform
  • Human Resource Management
  • Public Expenditure Management
  • Governance and Democracy
  • Structural and Organizational Development
  • Public Service Ethics and Corruption
  • Environment and Development
  • Federalism in Ethiopia
  • Capacity Development
  • Documentations of Good Practices in the Civil Service
  • Cross-cutting issues (Gender, HIV/AIDS, etc.)

Current Issue

Vol. 8 No. 1 (2023): Development
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Publication of this issue is currently underway.

Published: 2023-08-23
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