Call for papers: 19th Global Development Conference

The Global Development Network (GDN) is partnering with the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) and the United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security to host its 19th Global Development Conference, Knowledge for Sustainable Development: the Research-Policy Nexus to facilitate the research-policy interface in pursuit of the SDGs. The conference will also mark GDN's 20th anniversary since its launch at the World Bank Development Conference in 1999.

Around 400 participants from a diverse group of researchers, policymakers, and representatives of international organizations, civil society, development practitioners and the private sector are expected to attend.

Four interrelated conference themes will be discussed:

  • From research to sustainable development action: interdisciplinary research, knowledge sharing, evidence brokering.
  • The global and shared challenges of sustainable development: migration, climate change, health, and so on.
  • Next frontier challenges: big data, artificial intelligence, digital transformation.
  • Greater local ownership and sustainability: implications for research policies and funding.

The call for papers has been issued. Abstracts should be submitted here by 30 April 2019. Selected papers will be presented at parallel sessions at the conference. More information can be found here.

Start Date: 23 October 2019 End Date: 25 October 2019