Development Research Conference 2016

Feb. 23, 2016

We have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the panel “Democracy and Development Revisited” at the Development Research Conference “Global Visions and Local Practices” to be held in Stockholm, August 22-24, 2016.

Panel summary: Through Goal 16, the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals put democratic institutions as a top priority on the development agenda for the next 15 years. This panel explores the latest findings regarding the important question of the relationship between democratic institutions and development goals such as poverty reduction, alleviating hunger, improving the quality of and access to education, water and sanitation.

The full description of the panel Democracy and Development_Panel Proposal.pdf (80.8 KB)

Technical details about the submission of abstracts Call for Abstracts - Development Research Conference 2016.pdf (314.5 KB)

Abstracts for the panel “Democracy and Development Revisited” should be submitted by 21 March 2016 to valeriya.mechkova@v-dem.net  and devres2016@humangeo.su.se.

The aim with this conference is to provide a multi-disciplinary forum for networking and intellectual exchange among scholars who conduct research in and of relevance to low-income countries and/or engage in capacity-building collaborations. The conference also intends to offer a platform for dialogue and strengthen the relation between development research and policy makers. For more information about the conference please visit the official website of the conference: www.su.se/devres2016.

Travel funding will be available for researchers from a selection of countries (see pdf attached). It can be applied for in connection with the abstract submission, by stating this in the abstract and by enclosing your CV and a letter of motivation (including whether the applicant has other funding available).

We are looking forward to receiving your abstracts! In the meantime, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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