Commonwealth Youth and Development is a multidisciplinary journal aimed at students, academics, practitioners and policymakers in the field of youth and development. It is a publication that seeks to promote understanding of, and impetus for, the empowerment of the youth which will enable them to play a crucial role in the development of their communities. The journal publishes research and writing by academics and practitioners, providing a platform for debate about policies, programs and processes. Contributions focus on the developing world and have international, regional or national focus. The journal is published by the University of South Africa.