Feb. 27, 2018 news
Wednesday 30 May 2018, 10.00-17:30
Wallenberg Conference Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden
We are pleased to invite you to the Policy Dialogue Day 2018 “New Research = Better Policies: Insights on Democracy, Governance, and Armed Conflict” in Gothenburg, Sweden, May 30, 2018.
This year’s Policy Dialogue Day is organized by the V-Dem (Varieties of Democracy) Institute, the QoG (Quality of Government) Institute, GLD-Gothenburg (Program for Governance and Local Development), UCPD (Uppsala Conflict Data Program) and ViEWS (a Political Violence Early-Warning System).
The annual Policy Dialogue conference bridges the gap between analysis and practice and aims to shed light on questions relating to democracy support and governance. The conference serves as a meeting platform for practitioners, policy makers, and academics.
09.00-10.00 Registration & Coffee
10.00-10.45 Welcome & Keynote Speech
10.45-11.00 Coffee Break
11.00-12.15 Parallel Sessions
Session 1: "Gendering Governance, Conflict, and Democracy: The Role of Women in Development and Foreign Policy”
Session 2: “Public Goods and Fractionalisation: How Ethnicity and Religion Impact Efficient Service Delivery and Redistribution”
Session 3: “What is the Best Sequence? Timing in Democratization, Peace- and Statebuilding”
13.45-15.00 Parallel Sessions
Session 4: "The Politics of Decay: Corruption and Clientelism Revisited"
Session 5: "Unwanted Change: Patterns of Success and Failure in Democratization and Peacebuilding"
Session 6: “Measuring and Predicting Success and Failure in Governance, Democracy and Conflict”
15.00-15.30 Coffee Break
Open invitation to discuss recent survey results on public support for redistribution and cohesion policy in collaboration with Horizon 2020 and PERCEIVE.
15.30-16.30 Plenary Session
“How do we know what works: Current Trends in Causal Inference and the Evaluation of International Assistance Programs”.
Reflections & Closing Remarks
A detailed program is available here: Prel. Program Policy Dialogue Day 2018 (3.5 MB) .
ViEWS is a rigorous data-based system that will provide early warnings for the forms of political violence recorded by the UCDP.