CALL FOR PAPERS - The Frontiers in Development Policy Conference

Conference dates

17 Sep 2020 - 18 Sep 2020


Seoul, Republic of Korea


CALL FOR PAPERS - The Frontiers in Development Policy Conference
17-18 September 2020, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management (KDI School) is delighted to invite policy makers, professors, and experts to submit papers related to the field of international development cooperation. Selected papers will be presented during the Frontiers in Development Policy Conference, which will be hold from 17-18 September, 2020 in Seoul, Korea.
Conference Dates: 17-18 September 2020
Venue: The Plaza Seoul, Republic of Korea

Establishment and implementation of development policies could pose various issues and challenges during its policymaking process. It is typical for a policymaker to go through complex problems and obstacles which are often closely interlinked. Thus, successful policymaking requires a solid awareness of specific issues with combination of full understanding of how they interact with each other. Moreover, the ability to design and formulate an effective development strategy must be complemented with the implementation capacity.

The Frontiers in Development Policy Conference aims to share empirical and policy research findings on development policy in the context of international development cooperation. This event will provide a platform not only to explore the complex processes of the global economic market, but also to debate policies and actions towards designing and executing high-quality development policies.

Suggested Topics:
KDI School welcomes submission of high-quality original research papers in the areas of international development policy. Panel or individual papers may also be submitted. Topics of paper include, but are not limited to, the following:

International Development Cooperation Policy (including priority partner countries)
Impact Evaluation
Inclusive Finance and Growth
Data Economy Research in Development
Social Economy in Developing Countries
Conflict and Development
Open Government and Innovation for Development

Submission Details:
Interested authors must register and submit a paper through email by 30 June 2020. The paper should include authors’ affiliation and contact information. Authors of accepted papers will be contacted after 10 July 2020.

Maximum of seven authors will be selected, and those who present the paper at the conference will be awarded with an honorarium of USD 5,000 as well as airfare and accommodation. Authors of accepted papers will also have the opportunity to submit in the conference volume.

Conference Information:
The Frontiers in Development Policy Conference will provide in-depth discussion on the issues of global development policies by experts and specialists from leading international development institutes.

KDI School of Public Policy and Management:
KDI School was established in 1998 as the educational arm of Korea’s leading think tank, Korea Development Institute (KDI). Founded with the mission of fostering international experts in the field of development economics and public policy, one of the school’s goals is to conduct in-depth research and short-term training programs through sharing Korea’s development experiences to contribute in advancing the global development.

Important Dates:
Full Paper Submission Deadline: 30 June 2020
Result Notification date of Submitted Papers: 10 July 2020
(Notified based on committee decision after 10 July 2020)
Date of the Event: 17-18 September 2020