Global Development Network: Call for Papers – 19. Global Development Conference in Bonn

The Global Development Network (GDN) is hosting its 19th global development conference to facilitate the research-policy interface in pursuit of the SDGs. DEval supports GDN as a local partner in organizing the conference together with the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and the United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security under the auspices of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The conference will take place from 23 – 25 October in Bonn, Germany. The venue of the conference will be announced shortly.

The global conference in Bonn will ask how to strengthen the capacity of the current system of development research to meet new development challenges and facilitate sustainability. It will showcase high level, truly inclusive evidence-based debates on current development challenges and priorities. It will share knowledge for development by highlighting innovative, high-quality, original and topical research on development, and providing developing and transition countries with a voice in shaping global policy debates on sustainable development.


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, etc.
  • Next frontier challenges: Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, digital transformation
  • Greater local ownership and sustainability: implications for research policies and funding

The program will last two-and-a-half days, during which each of the themes will be discussed in 90-minute plenaries, followed by a discussion of subthemes selected through competitive calls. Other features will include special keynotes, awards, essay competitions, posters, and side events.

Call for Papers

The 2019 Global Development Conference Organizing Committee is issuing a call for innovative papers that explore the research-policy interface in pursuit of Sustainable Development.

The papers will be selected in two stages, first based on an extended abstract and then the full paper.

Those interested should submit the abstract of their paper (between 300-800 words) by April 30, 2019, 11:59 pm IST.

Further information on the Call for Papers.

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Source: Notification Global Development Network (GDN), 26.03.2019