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Development Economics Conferences

This page contains a list of recent and forthcoming conferences related to World Bank development economics research. (Information on seminars can be found here.)

See also the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), for comprehensive archived information on all ABCDEs held at various locations over the years, including information on participants and agenda, and links to download conference papers.

Recent and Forthcoming Conferences

2015
12th Overview Course of Financial Sector Issues: Building Financial Sectors that Support Development May 4-8, 2015
Washington, D.C.
Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2015: Linking Land Tenure and Use for Shared Prosperity March 23-27, 2015
Washington, D.C.
2014
Trade, Poverty, and Shared Prosperity Conference

December 10-11, 2014
Washington, D. C.

Urbanization and Poverty Reduction
(cosponsored by World Bank Development Research Group and George Washington University) 
November 12, 2014
Washington, D. C.
Third IMF/WB/WTO Joint Trade WorkshopNovember 6-7, 2014
IMF Headquarters
Washington, D.C.
Energy & Environment: Local Solutions to Global Challenges(World Bank Group and UKAID) October 13-17, 2014
Lisbon, Portugal
Food Price Volatility, Food Security, and Trade Policy September 18-19, 2014
Washington, D.C.
Measuring Development: Energy and Environment Workshop
(cosponsored by CEGA and World Bank Development Research Group/DIME Team)
August 19, 2014
Berkeley, CA
(Join live online)
Impact Evaluation Workshop: Innovation for Agriculture
(cosponsored by World Bank DIME team, UKAID, GAFSP)
 
June 16-20, 2014
Kigali, Rwanda
Challenges and Priorities for Financial Sector Policy Makers
11th Overview Course of Financial Sector Issues 
(cosponsored by Finance and Private Sectgor Development Network and the Development Research Department)
May 19 - 23, 2014
Washington D.C.
(register in LMS) 
KNOMAD Conference on Internal MIgration and Urbanization

April 30 - May 1, 2014
Hotel Ruposhi Bangla
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Land and Poverty Conference: Intgegrating Land Governance into the Post-2015 AgendaMarch 24-27, 2014
Washington, D.C.
Doing Business Research Conference
Past, Present, and Future of Business Regulation
February 20 - 21, 2014
Georgetown University
Washington, D.C.
2013
Learning by Doing in Livelihood Projects
(sponsored by South Asia Rural Development and Livelihoods Unit and the Development Research Department)
June 5 - 6, 2013
Washington, D.C.
Overview of Financial Sector Issues and Analysis May 20 - 24, 2013
Washington, D.C.
6th International Conference on Migration and Development
(sponsored by French Development Agency Research Department, the World Bank Research Department, the Centre for Global Development, and the Center for Mediterranian Integration)
May 18 - 19, 2013
Al Akhawayn University
Ifrane, Morocco
Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Conference May 13 - 14, 2013
Washington, D.C.
Land and Poverty ConfererenceApril 8 - 11, 2013
Washington, D. C.
2012
Financial Deepening, Macro-Stability, and Growth in Developing Countries
Joint IMF, World Bank, Chicago/MIT/Yale Consortium on FInancial Systems and Poverty, and U.K. Department for International Development (DFID) Conference
September 24, 2012
Washington, D.C.
IMF Headquarters
International Open Government Data Conference 2012 July 10 - 12, 2012
Liveblog and Webcast
Land Policy in a Rapidly Changing Environment April 23 - 26, 2012
Washington, D.C.
2011
Innovations in Financing and Service Delivery: Making Malaria Treatment Available

December 8 - 9, 2011
Washington, D.C.

Conference on Structural Transformation and Economic Growth October  6 -7, 2011
Washington, D. C.
Conference on Financial Structure and Economic Development 

June 16, 2011
Washington, D.C.

The Fragmentation of Global Product and Trade in Value Added: Developing New Measures of Cross Border Trade June 9 - 10, 2011
Washington, D.C.
The Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change in Low Income Countries
(sponsored by the Elliott School of International Affairs, UNDP Environmental and Energy Group, and Development Research Group, Environment and Energy Team)
May 1 8 -19, 2011
GW University
Washington, D.C.
Registration 
Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty April 19 - 20, 2011
Washington, D.C.
New Ideas in Business Growth: Financial Literacy, Firm Dynamics, and Entrepreneurial EnvironmentMarch 30, 2011
Washington, D.C.
2010
Agriculture for Development - Revisited October 1 - 2, 2010
Berkeley, CA
Post-Crisis Growth and Development
(Korea-World Bank High Level Conference) 
June 3 - 4, 2010
Busan, Korea
Annual Bank Conference on Land Policy and Administration April 26 - 27, 2010
Washington, D.C.
International Conference on Infrastructure Economics and Development January 14 - 15, 2010
Toulouse, France
2009
Survey Design and Measurement in Development Economics December 10 - 11, 2009
Washington, D.C.
Peace and Development Dissemination ConferenceDecember 9 - 10, 2009
Washington, D.C.
Entrepreneurship and GrowthNovember 19 - 20, 2009
Washington, D.C.
Climate change and Agricultural Trade: Risks and Responses 

September 22 - 23, 2009
Washington, D. C.

Second International Conference on Migration and Development 

September 10 - 11, 2009
Washington, D.C.

Managing Systemic Crises and Redesigning Financial SystemsMay 26, 2009
Washington, D.C.
Regional Policy Forum on Trade Facilitation and SMEs in times of crisis May 20 - 22, 2009
Beijing, China
Measurement, Promotion, and Impact of Access to Financial Services March 12 - 13, 2009
Washington, D.C
Land Governance in Support of the MDGs: Responding to New ChallengesMarch 9 - 10, 2009
Washington, D.C.
2008
Risk Analysis and Management October 2 - 3, 2008
Washington, D.C.

Climate Governance and Development
(preparation for the 2010 World Development Report)

September 28 - 30, 2008
Venue: InWEnt, Germany
Water: Economics, Policy, Politics and Agricultural Celebration, International Expo ZH2O ‘Water and Sustainable Development’ June 14-Sept. 14, 2008
Zaragoza, Spain
Migration and Development June 26 - 28, 2008
Lille, France
Microeconomics of Growth June 5 - 6, 2008
Washington, D.C.
Political Economy of Distortions to Agricultural Incentives May 23 - 24, 2008
Washington, D.C.
Trade Costs and the Business Environment: Moving New Research into Results on the Ground 
(with the African Economic Research Consortium)

May 15, 2008
Washington, D.C.
May 31, 2008
Entebbe, Uganda

Small Business Finance - What Works, What Doesn't? May 5 - 6, 2008
Washington, D.C.
Partial Credit Guarantee Schemes: Experiences and LessonsMarch 13 - 14, 2008
Washington, D.C.
New Challenges for Land Policy and AdministrationFebruary 14 - 15, 2008
Washington, D.C.
2007
Micreoconomics of Growth Research NetworkDecember 13 - 14, 2007 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Measuring Bank Regulation and Supervision October 26, 2007, Washington D.C.
Spatial Disparities and Development Policy in preparation of the World Development Report 2009 September 30 - October 2, 2007 Berlin, Germany
Global Distributive Justice Conference May 1 - 2, 2007 Washington D.C.
Post-Conflict Transitions Conference April 30 - May 1, 2007 Washington D.C.
Conference on Access to FinanceMarch 15 - 16, 2007 Washington D.C.
2006 
Social and Economic Rights: What Difference Do They Make? October 27, 2006
Washington, D.C.
Bank Regulation and Corporate Finance: Challenges for the Future  
(World Bank and the Journal of Financial Intermediation)
October 26 - 27, 2006
Washington D.C.
Agriculture and Development in preparation of thw World Development Report 2008September 4 - 6, 2006, Berlin, Germany
Financing Corporations in Emerging MarketsMarch 28 - 29, 2006
 Washington, D.C

The Growth and Welfare Effects of Macroeconomic Volatility

March 17 - 18, 2006
Barcelona, Spain

2005
Development and the Next Generation in preparation of the World Development Report 2007

September 12 - 13, 2005, Berlin, Germany

World Bank - National Geographic Panel Discussion - "Africa: Whatever you thought, think again"September 9, 2005, Washington D.C.
Globalization and Financial Services in Emerging Economies June 20 - 21, 2005
Washington, D.C.
Scaling up Capacity Building in Economic Education and Research

June 14 - 15, 2005 Budapest, Hungary

Political Economy of Service Delivery June 2 - 3, 2005
IDB Conference Center
Macroeconomic Policy Challenges for Low Income CountriesFeb. 15 - 16, 2005
Washington, D.C.
 



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