Wednesday, December 25, 2013

15th Annual Global Development Conference and Awards and Medals Competition @ Global Development Network

The Global Development Network  (GDN) is pleased to announce its 15th Annual Global Development Conference and Awards and Medals Competition (AMC). You can submit abstracts for papers/posters/sessions for the Conference and new research proposals and completed papers for the AMC. This year, the research theme for all submissions is 'Structural transformation in Africa and Beyond' 

Avenues for Participation:
  • Paper/Poster/Session Submission for the 15th Annual Global Development Conference to be held in Accra, Ghana in June 2014
  • Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD) for original, policy-relevant research proposals
  • Medals for Research on Development (Medals) for exceptional completed research papers
Opportunities for Finalists and Winners
  • The top-ranked Medals finalists to present their papers at the plenary sessions at the 15th Annual Global Development Conference (discussants and panelists will comprise well-established scholars/experts). ORD finalists to present at the parallel sessions in the Conference. Travel and stay will be funded by GDN
  • AMC finalists to participate in a two-day training workshop before the Conference to enhance research communications skills
  • Networking and peer-learning opportunities with renowned  experts, eminent personalities and budding-researchers during the Conference
  • Engage and learn from intense and informative discussion forums on burning issues of development
Submission Deadlines:
  • Paper and Session Abstracts (including Medals): 31 January, 2014(Apply)          
  • Poster Abstracts: 1 March, 2014 (Apply)               
  • Research Proposals (for ORD): 6 March, 2014 (Apply)
All applications and documents must be submitted online ONLY.  Please for more information. Please direct your queries related to the Conference to and the AMC to

Watch what past AMC winners have to say:
The Global Development Network   is a public International Organization that supports researchers in developing and transition countries to generate and share high quality applied social science research to inform policymaking and advance social and economic development. The GDN's forthcoming conference will be organized in partnership with The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and University of Ghana.

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