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Global Development Conference 2021 | Evidence for Development



The Campbell Collaboration and the Global Development Network have decided to join hands and co-host their flagship event for 2021, from 18-26 October 2021. The Call for Proposals is open now (links below) and will close on 22 April, 2021. 

Titled, 'Evidence for Development: What Works Global Summit 2021,' the conference will target 400 participants, drawn from a diverse group of researchers, evaluators, policymakers, representatives of international organizations, civil society, development practitioners and the private sector.  The conference will cover a number of themes and events.


Themes Events 
  • Innovative approaches to knowledge brokering
  • Measuring Impact
  • Innovative approaches to impact evaluation and evidence synthesis
  • Assessing evidence claims
  • Climate change, biodiversity and development
  • Health-environment-economic wellbeing nexus
  • Inequality and social inclusion
  • Building resilience
  • Social protection
  • Mental health
  • Better business practices
  • Transitions (social, environmental, energy, political, economic)  
  • AI, Big data, Machine Learning and Development
  • Industrial policy and productivity
  • Youth Employment
  • Quality of Education
  • Crime and justice
  • Child protection
  • Governance and accountability
  • Parallel sessions in a range of formats to encourage broad participation
  • Rapid fire presentation sessions of the latest evidence for development
  • An online poster session and presentations of competitively selected short videos
  • A conference expo with information about the conference organizers and sponsors
  • Virtual coffee table chat sessions for networking
  • Plenary sessions by leaders in the field of evidence for development


This conference will also serve as GDN's 20th Global Development Conference.

For further information please contact: Ramona Angelescu Naqvi on rangelescu@gdn.int

Concept Note | Full Call for Proposals | Application Platform  

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