Thousands of demonstrators in Brazil.

What: Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics, ‘Global Unrest’

When: 22–23 June, 2020

Where: Washington DC, USA

The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), organised by the World Bank’s Development Economics (DEC) Vice Presidency, is one of the world’s best-known series of conferences for the presentation and discussion of new knowledge on development. The conference aims to promote the exchange of cutting-edge knowledge among researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners.

The theme of the 2020 conference will be ‘Global Unrest’.

The ABCDE Organising Committee is issuing a call for innovative papers that examine the drivers of global dissatisfaction, its similarities and differences with previous episodes of widespread civic unrest, whether and how such discontent can be addressed, and whether there may be common threads connecting these developments. Of interest are papers which explore these issues with respect one or more of the following sub-themes:

  • Rising Inequality
  • Rising Aspirations
  • Unmet Expectations
  • Resistance to Authoritarianism
  • The Role of Social Media
  • The Use and Abuse of Evidence

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