Call for Papers - Impact Evaluation Conference for KDI School's 25th Anniversary

Conference dates

24 Aug 2022 - 25 Aug 2022


Sejong, Republic of Korea (Hybrid Conference)


Korea Development Institute of Public Policy and Management (KDI School) is delighted to invite policy makers, academics, and experts to submit papers related to the field of impact evaluation for an upcoming conference. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the KDI School’s founding, the KDI School Impact Evaluation Conference in Development will be held under a theme of “Empirical findings in public policies and development cooperation.” Selected papers will be presented during the hybrid conference, which will take place on 24-25 August, 2022.

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Albert Park, Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank

Suggested Topics:
Although the focus of the conference is on promoting works involving impact evaluation in public policy, we also welcome submissions from diverse disciplines in empirical research findings. We welcome submissions of high-quality original research paper in the areas of impact evaluation in public policy or development cooperation policy. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Impact evaluation in post COVID-19 era
- Labor market
- Aging
- Health
- Education
- Infrastructure
- Gender
- Microfinance

Submission Details:
All papers must be written and presented in English.
An original full paper or extended abstract should be submitted to the conference organizers through the conference website ( by 31 May, 2022 (KST 24:00).
Papers selected for presentation will be notified based on the committee decision.
The selection decisions will be made on the basis of 1) relevance with the conference themes and 2) academic quality of the research.
A maximum of 10 authors will be selected and those who present the paper at the conference will be awarded with an honorarium of USD 3,000.

KDI School of Public Policy and Management:
The KDI School of Public Policy and Management was established in 1997 by the Korean government to educate and develop the next generation of leaders in today’s rapidly changing and globalizing economy. KDI School is a premier graduate school in the field of public policy, development policy, and public management. It aims to transform mid-career professionals into leaders in their respective fields by equipping them with new knowledge, vision, and global perspective.

Important Dates:
Full Paper Submission Deadline: 31 May 2022 (KST, 24:00)
Result Notification date of Submitted Papers: 30 June 2022
Date of the Event: 24-25 August 2022