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Call for Papers (Now Closed)

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

Download the full call.  

Selection of the papers will be made in two stages, first on the basis of 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 through this link (Submit your abstract).

All co-authors must also submit a short biographical note (max 150 words).

The abstract should specify:

  • what motivates the proposed paper,
  • what the paper contributes that is new,
  • proposed methodology, data, etc.), and
  • how the paper’s conclusions/contributions (1) relate to one or several of the Conference themes and (2) will matter for policy and sustainable development action.

Those selected on the basis of the abstract review are invited to submit their paper (approx. 5000- 8000 words, including references) by 30 July 2019 (extended from 15 July).

Please follow the guidelines for submission. Even if there are multiple co-authors, each paper should only be submitted once. All papers should be proofread.

The Organizing and the Scientific Committee of the conference will evaluate all papers in terms of originality, analytical rigor, policy relevance and clarity. Authors of accepted papers will be informed by 30 August  2019. A final draft will be required by 30 September 2019. The selected papers will be presented in the parallel sessions of the conference.

For authors of selected papers, travel and accommodation expenses for the conference can be covered. Additional information on the overall conference program will be posted on the GDN website over the coming months.

The conference secretariat can be contacted via email at

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