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.

More information can be found here.

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